Feature Safety and Security Window Films During Safe and Sound Week

August 5th, 2020 by Emmariah Holcomb

It might seem as if it’s just the beginning of August, but according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) it’s also Safe and Sound Week, a week designed to increase safety awareness.

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is recognizing OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week by encouraging consumers to proactively identify and manage potential safety hazards around their home or workplace. Window film businesses and installers can also help by stating the benefits of safety and security films. It’s important to be aware of window film as safety and security film may reduce the likelihood of serious injury from glass shards and provide another level of security from potential crimes, such as break-ins.

“Safety and security window films stand guard around the clock by providing an invisible shield that may protect valuables and lives the minute they are professionally installed,” said Darrell Smith, IWFA executive director.

Safety and security films should be added to homes, schools and businesses, because of safety threats that include: wind storms, burglars, explosions and accidents, according to the association. The IWFA offers a free booklet security window film for schools to help guide consumers on what to expect from certain films. Industry members can also use the booklet to reference key points of safety and security films when working with clients. The association also notes the importance of periodically evaluating windows to make sure all safe and effective in a home or workspace.

“By taking the time now to look at windows and entryways and address any safety issues now, more peace of mind may be enjoyed later,” said Smith. “Safety window films, when professionally installed, deliver many other benefits in addition to their safety attributes, these other benefits include: energy savings, reduced glare, UV protection and the improved overall appearance of a building’s exterior.”

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