The June 2012 issue of Glass International puts its main focus on health and safety within glass manufacturing.
The Annual Glass Industry Health and Safety Conference was held in the UK at the beginning of May and saw the launch of the glass industry’s new strategy: ‘GLASS Charter 2020’ and its renewed commitment to continuous improvements in health and safety.
With a number of important topics covered at the event, Glass International brings you the details, including information on the proposed ‘Fee For Intervention’ scheme by the Health and Safety Executive and how this could affect glass manufacturers. There are also articles on how to measure worker safety and the importance of fire safety in fuel installations.
We also look at furnace design and operation, with articles on furnace repair and rebuilding, along with how controlled charging can affect efficiency. There is also a feature on lubrication materials and equipment, which focuses on minimising the use of oil and water in the glass manufacturing process and the problems associated with insufficient lubrication.
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Health and safety
GLASS Charter 2020: Working to improve health and safety in the glass industry
Counting the cost of safety failings
Fire safety in fuel installations
Cutting the risks for glassmakers
Health risks from the use of asbestos and ceramic fibres
Furnace design and operation
Crucible furnace customises glass
Factory completes furnace repair
Controlled charging for efficiency
Lubrication materials and equipment
Getting the scoop on lubrication
Lubricants optimise glass cutting
Glassmaking is a natural process with gas chromatography