- Window & Door Magazine | In the Trenches Columns
February 5, 2019
Window & Door Magazine | In the Trenches Columns
Originally published in Window & Door Magazine, articles relating to the glass industry are based upon content from AAMA events, members and staff.
Inviting OSHA to the Safety Team: MI Windows achieves OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs star for safety, January/February 2019 (compiled by Emily Thompson (Window & Door magazine Editor in Chief) and Katy Devlin (Glass Magazine Editor in Chief))
This article is based on the safety roundtable held at the 2018 AAMA Fall Conference.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is often considered to be the police of workplace safety. OSHA sets rules and regulations, performs audits, issues fines and more, all in an effort to create safer workplaces. However, two OSHA recognition programs offer an opportunity for companies to bring in the Administration as a safety coach and team member, rather than just as a rule creator and enforcer.
Window Replacement: New installation practice organizes complicated options for brick veneer walls, October/November 2018 (by Steven Saffell (AAMA Technical Director))
A lot of variables come into play for installers, but particularly so with replacement window installation in membrane/drainage systems with a brick veneer. To help navigate this maze of installation options, the industry is developing a standard practice for the full frame replacement of windows without removal of external brick wall cladding. This practice generally applies to box-framed windows and windows that employ an exterior frontal flange (for integration with the water-resistive barrier, not for attachment).