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In 2018, the NRC declared it was a ‘high priority’ to update the National Building Code (NBC) of Canada to reflect the new safety glass standard which does not permit wired glass in human traffic locations. The new 2020 edition of the NBC has changes with regards to Safety Glazing:

( excerpt) Safety Glazing in Locations of Human Impact: Glazing in all fixed and operable door panels, and all fixed and operable windows, shall conform to Class A of CAN/CGSB 12.1-2017 “Safety Glazing” except when outside range of human impact (bottom edge of glazing is higher than 1525mm (5’) above the floor or 915mm (3’) horizontally away from the walking surface).
Note: wired glass does not pass this test and is therefore not permitted.

Barrie Advance / Metroland SImcoe, April 13, 2017
Wired glass: a dangerous problem in Simcoe County schools
As for replacing the wired glass, the board is doing so as opportunities arise. For example, this may occur during renovations, door replacements or if there is damage to existing glass.”  – Bluewater District School Board

Mississauga News, Feb 2, 2017
Wired glass already on its way out of Peel schools

Toronto Star, Jan 31, 2017
Wired Glass to Lose its Safety Designation

Canadian General Standards Board, Nov 17, 2016
Withdraws National Standard CAN/CGSB 12.11 Safety Wired Glass

Global TV News: January 2016
1 injury per day due to wired glass in Canada

Global TV News: 16×9, Jan 30, 2016

Global TV News Edmonton, Feb 24, 2016
Wired glass injury killed teenager in Edmonton school

The Toronto Star, Jan 2016
Wired glass linked to ‘horrible injuries’

Toronto School of Public Health, Jan 2016
Estimate: wired glass causes 1 injury per day in Canada

Canadian Glass Association, Nov 2015
CGA Wired Glass Advisory

CBC National News, April 29, 2014

Glass Canada, Aug 2014
Glass Canada – Breaks on Impact

Ontario Building Code Officials Notice, Aug 2014
NOTICE – Wired Glass Standard Being Revised

The Globe and Mail, Sept 1 2014
Globe and Mail – Safety Experts Urge Schools to Replace Wired Glass

Construction Canada, Dec 2014
Construction Canada – Rethinking Wired Glass

Ontario School Board Insurance Exchange
Risk Management Advisory – Glass Breakage Injuries

Canadians for Safe Glass
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