About Advocates For Safe Glass
In the months to come Advocates for Safe Glass will be addressing additional areas of concern with regard to architectural glazing and life safety. As you recall, this issue hit very close to home a few years ago, with the injury of my own son Jarred when he impacted wired glass and was severely injured.
To this day, countless children and young adults are having their lives changed forever as a result of bureaucratic ways and a lack of adequate regulation. We have a responsibility as members of society to step up to the plate for change. I hope that you will join with me, with an open mind and out of a good conscience, for change.
Chairman and Founder Advocates for Safe Glass
AFSG to Take on Glass Furniture Safety
Greg Abel has been known for his goal of prohibiting the use of wired glass since 2001, when son Jarred was injured in a wired-glass accident and suffered severe nerve and tendon damage in his left arm (CLICK HERE to read related story). Now, however, Abel has a new goal for the nonprofit organization, Advocates for Safe Glass (ASG) of Eugene,Ore., which he founded and chairs: improving the safety of glass used in furniture.
"I had to take a little sabbatical from ASG to regroup—after having put in several years in the battle with wired glass, it just had taken its toll," Abel says. However, in that time he began receiving calls from law firms around the country in regard to a new safety issue: "children being either injured by wired glass or young people actually dying as a result of impacting glass in furniture."