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Empower Your Employees with Window Safety Knowledge

It is finally spring! I hope you have been enjoying the warmer weather outdoors as much as my family has. As always, with higher temperatures comes the challenge of ensuring the practice of good window safety. Companies that manufacture fenestration and glazing products for residential or commercial markets can benefit from having window safety knowledge on hand – being proactive and informed shows your customers you care about their wellbeing and that of their families. Read on for why your company should take up the cause...

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Teaching Kids (and Parents) about Window Safety

As a parent, it can be hard to talk to your kids about certain subjects. You don’t want to talk down to them, but you don’t want the language to be too complicated either. We’ve got you covered for at least one tough topic – keeping kids safe around windows. There are several resources available from the Window Safety Task Force (WSTF) to make this easier. Here are the steps I practiced with my own kids (and fellow parents), and I hope you will, too.Color...

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Schedule Social Media Posts Now for Window Safety Week April 3-9

As I write this, it is snowing outside my window in the Mid Ohio Valley. It’s March, which means it is still technically winter, but we can see warmer weather on the horizon. As spring arrives, it is an important reminder to keep an eye on young children near open windows, which can be dangerous if they are not properly supervised. Luckily, the Window Safety Task Force shares resources and tips each spring to commemorate Window Safety Week, the first full week of April each...

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A Year Later | Pandemic Safety Measures Still Include Window Safety

It’s been a year since the world stopped in its tracks, and if you’re like me, you’re tired. Tired of social distancing. Tired of mask wearing. Tired of missing loved ones. Just tired. Special shout-out to all you tired parents out there! When it’s acceptable to do so, let’s all get together for the world’s largest high five. We are parenting during a pandemic, and it’s exhausting. So exhausting. As a parenting researcher put it when describing parents’ roles right now, “There’s just a lot...

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It’s Almost Window Safety Week | Download Resources for Social Media Now

It’s March, which means it has now been nearly a full year since the pandemic began, keeping us mostly indoors, including me and my family. As spring arrives, it is even more important than ever to keep an eye on open windows since we are at home so much of the time. As we all know, open windows can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. Fortunately, the Window Safety Task Force shares resources and tips each spring to commemorate Window Safety...

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Window Safety | The Impact of COVID-19 on Window Safety

What a strange world we are living in right now as literally everyone adjusts to the new “normal.” For me, that means a re-balancing of professional and family time – bouncing between blog writing and social studies with my two elementary school age children. With COVID-19 forcing school closures and social distancing, more and more children will be at home with their parents and caregivers this spring. As warmer weather begs us to open our windows and let in fresh air, we urge members and...

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Don’t Miss These Crucial Industry Events in 2020

This year has already seen some big events take place in the industry, including January’s successful IBS 2020 and the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference earlier this month. Plus, next week is the Building Envelope Contractors Conference in Nashville, TN, with the theme of Glazing 2020: Advanced. Innovative. Complex.In addition to the 2020 Summer and Fall FGIA conferences (June 22-25 in Chicago and October 5-8 in Montreal, respectively), there are plenty of industry events to get on your calendar now, if you haven’t already. Here is...

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Share Window Safety Resources on Social Media This Spring

This is an updated version of a blog post that originally ran in April 2017.They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb – we are still in the lion days, but at least it is almost spring. This change of seasons means it’s almost time for warm weather and open windows letting in fresh air. It also means it is time to brush up on some window safety tips, since open windows can be dangerous for young children who are...

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