New H&S chairman

ggfJohn Hawkins, of Roman Glass, has been announced as the new chairman of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Health and Safety Committee.

Nigel Rees, GGF group chief executive, said: “I would like to congratulate John on being elected as the new chairman of the Health and Safety Committee and I am sure his experience and knowledge will be of great benefit to the committee and the federation.”

On his appointment, John said: “I am proud to be elected chairman of the GGF Health and Safety Committee. I look forward to using my wide experience in health and safety in the industry to ensure the GGF delivers useful guidance and information to assist our members.”

The recent GGF Health and Safety Committee meeting, which took place at the GGF offices, London, discussed the following topics: 


  • Progress update and plans for the GGF Glass Charter
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  • The potential health risks of ‘nano particles’ in liquid applied surface treatments
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  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE) manufacturing sector strategy
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  • Maximum workplace temperature consultation
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  • Asbestos awareness leaflet
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  • Asbestos in putty
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  • A presentation on new glass stillages

During the meeting, it was also announced that the GGF would be advertising for a new health, safety and environment manager. For further information on this vacancy please contact Frieda Nahary, HR manager:

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