[World] Stay tuned to USGlass News Network for updates on the ANSI I-14.1 and its revision process.
Fri, 2 Dec 2005 17:34:05 -0600
That's what it says
in GANA's USGNN email newsletter.
I'm not sure if they
got a press release from the IWCA on this, but they quote Stefan
Bright, IWCA Safety Director and co-chair of the I-14 committee, as saying "It's
time to revise and republish [the Standard.] The committee has chosen to do the
latter, mostly because over the last five years, things change."
The newsletter article mentions that the I-14
committee expects to put an updated version of the I-14.1 Window Cleaning Safety
Standard up for public review in December of 2006. That's probably accurate, but
it's not mentioned on the IWCA site.
article also says that the standard "includes language concerning window
anchors, fittings and attachments with regard to the ability of those aspects of
glazing to pass drop tests and pull tests required to assess the safety of a
building in the realm of window cleaning."
Hmm... if those
window cleaning anchors (for belt work) are considered glazing, and the I-14 has
language about how much force should be required to open a window -
then the glass industry is an interested party. I wonder how long it
will be before someone from GANA applies for I-14 committee membership in the
"Producer" or "General Interest" categories.
- the Window Cleaning Network