For decades, traditional wired glass was perceived as a safe product because the embedded wire gave the impression that it was strong.  In reality, wired glass is weaker than annealed glass. When broken, the prickly wires and shards of glass trap the limbs of those unfortunate enough to penetrate it. Wired glass is the most commonly used fire rated glazing product in educational facilities. As a result, students comprise the majority of wired glass injury victims.

SAFTI prepared a two-part video about how a San Francisco high school eliminated the danger of accidental impact with unsafe wired glass by using clear and affordable solutions that meet the highest federal impact safety standard (CPSC Cat. II) and provide additional protection from dangerous radiant heat.  Click here to view Part I of “A Fire and Impact Safety Case Study.”  Click here to view Part II.

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