safety glass


Definition of safety glass

: transparent material that is made by laminating a sheet of transparent plastic between sheets of clear glass and is used especially for windows (as of automobiles) likely to be subjected to shock or impact

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Ron Bledsoe, a truck driver who now struggles to breathe with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, said supervisors made a big deal about safety glasses and steel-toed boots but downplayed the fly ash swirling around them. Washington Post, "Sick and dying workers demand help after cleaning coal ash," 28 Aug. 2019 Officials provided escorts, hard hats and safety glasses, and those entering the building had wear long sleeves, pants and close-toed shoes. Lillian Reed,, "Columbia explosion aftermath: Destruction of some businesses leaves owners devastated," 26 Aug. 2019 Sherburne said the panel, made of safety glass, was designed to shatter in place and fall as pellets rather than as a large shard. Katherine Shaver, Washington Post, "Girl injured after glass panel falls from Bethesda apartment building," 22 Aug. 2019 Wearing purple latex gloves, safety glasses, and a white lab coat, 17-year-old Angel Muthemba dispensed a pipette filled with DNA into the ridge of a measuring device. Alison Kuznitz,, "Science in their DNA: Internship at Harvard affiliate inspires high school students," 21 Aug. 2019 Those handling fireworks should avoid wearing loose clothing that could catch fire and sport safety glasses to avoid eye injuries. Stephanie Petit,, "How to Stay Safe While Setting Off Fireworks This July 4th," 1 July 2019 Those who sell fireworks would need to provide safety glasses for free or a nominal fee. Jessie Balmert,, "Can I shoot off fireworks in my backyard? Not legally in Ohio.," 30 June 2019 Wear safety glasses Anyone close to the fireworks launch site should wear eye protection. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "How to stay safe during your Fourth of July fireworks show," 25 June 2019 While on the clock, Hercules will be outfitted with a reflective vest, safety glasses and ear protection. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Airport pays $7,500 for dog to chase birds from runway," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of safety glass

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of safety glass was in 1912

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English Language Learners Definition of safety glass

: a type of strong glass that breaks into tiny pieces that are not sharp when it is hit hard

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