Do you have old or very thin glass in your home?  Do you have young children?  If so, glass safety may be a real concern.

Here are a few ways to improve the glass safety in your home or office.

1. Use tempered or laminated glass: Tempered glass is heat-treated and is designed to break into small pieces that are less likely to cause injury. Laminated glass has a layer of plastic between two sheets of glass that holds the glass together if it breaks.

2. Add safety film: This is a thin film that is applied to the surface of the glass, such as on windows or doors. If the glass breaks, the film holds it together and prevents it from shattering.

3. Install safety barriers: Glass barriers, such as railings or partitions, can prevent people from accidentally walking into or falling through glass.

4. Label glass surfaces: Applying visible labels or markers to glass surfaces can make them more visible and less likely to be mistaken for empty space.

5. Keep glass clean: Regular cleaning of glass surfaces can remove any stains, smudges or other marks that may obscure the visibility of the glass.