Glass and glazing

The main causes of injury are:

  • Injured while handling, lifting or carrying
  • Hit by moving, flying or falling object
  • Contact with moving machinery
  • Slipping, tripping or falling on the same level

The main causes of occupational ill health are:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Skin disease, eg Dermatitis

Industry specific guidance

Strategy and targets

The GLASS Charter (Goal: Lower Accidents, Safe Sites) was launched in 2001 to help all organisations within the Glass Industry reduce accidents by 30%. The Charter was launched in response to the Revitalising health and safety strategy.

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Updated: 2021-11-02