Edgetech’s Mike Burk to Lead IGMA’s ‘Glass Safety Awareness Council’

Date: 27 April 2011
Source: Edgetech IG
Cambridge, Ohio – April 26, 2011 – The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) recently announced that Mike Burk, Manager of Workplace Learning and Performance for Edgetech I.

G., is charged with overseeing the newly formed “Glass Safety Awareness Council.” In his industry columns and webinars, Burk regularly focuses on promoting workforce safety.

“In this business, or any business for that matter, it’s easy to get to a place of complacency when it comes to safety,” Burk said. “When glass crashes to the ground, workers barely flinch. The Glass Safety Awareness Council will focus on bringing safety back to the forefront of our minds. This is a topic that’s always been near to me and I look forward to serving IGMA in this capacity.”

The Glass Safety Awareness Council was formed after the success of Burk’s recent webinar “Fatalities and Injuries During Flat Glass Handling,” co-sponsored by IGMA and the Glass Association of North America (GANA).  Burk has nearly 20 years of experience in the fenestration industry with a strong background in training and development, including Green Belt and ISO training expertise. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Myers College in Cleveland, Ohio, and has a master’s degree in adult learning and development from Cleveland State University.

For more Edgetech news and upcoming events, visit www.edgetech360.com. Burk’s “Fatalities and Injuries During Flat Glass Handling” is also on Edgetech’s website at http://www.edgetechig.com/Manufacturers/page.aspx?pid=255.

Edgetech I.G. Inc. manufactures Super Spacer® – an insulating glass edge seal product line that provides maximum condensation resistance, durability and energy performance. In business since 1989 and with manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, Edgetech’s proven technology is improving the performance and energy efficiency of insulating glass systems worldwide.  Visit www.superspacer.com to learn more about the company’s products, services and global initiatives. Edgetech is part of the Quanex Building Products Group (NYSE: NX) of Houston, Texas, www.quanex.com.

In the US, contact Edgetech at 800-233-4383, fax 740-439-0121, URL: www.edgetech360.com; in the UK at + 44 (0) 8700 566844, fax +44 (0) 2476 639727, URL: www.superspacer.co.uk; and in Continental Europe at +49 (0) 2452 96491 0, fax +49 (0) 2452 96491 11, URL: www.superspacer.com.

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