Architectural glass related injury: implications for improving public safety.

  • Ozanne-Smith AO, Joan, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Description

This project forms the first of three phases of a research program with the goal of reducing the public health burden of injury associated with architectural glass including glass in furniture. The major aim of the project is to clearly define the scope of the problem for the first time by conducting in-depth studies of glass injury and the characteristics of glass in current use. The results will provide much needed information to regulators and the glass, building and furniture industries on types, location and other glass factors associated with injury, glass replacement practice, and the probable need to expand regulations for safety glass installation to assist in improvements to current practice.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0631/12/09

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD70,000.00
  • Pilkington: AUD20,000.00
  • Building Commission: AUD20,000.00
  • Australian Building Codes Board: AUD20,000.00