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For the surname, see Glazier (surname).

A glazier at work, 1946.

This Deutsche Bundespost postage stamp, issued in 1986, commemorates glaziers.
A glazier is a skilled tradesman accountable for slicing, setting up, and removing glass (and materials used as substitutes for cup, such as some plastics).[1] Glaziers may work with glass in a variety of surfaces and settings, such as home windows, doors, shower doorways, skylights, storefronts, displays, mirrors, facades, interior wall space, ceilings, and tabletops.[1][2]

Contents [cover]
1 Duties and tools
2 Education and training Glaziers East Dulwich, SE22, Glazing More info!
3 Occupational hazards
4 In america
5 See also
6 Notes
7 External links
Responsibilities and tools[edit]

A couple of glazier tools
The Occupational Perspective Handbook of the U.S. Division of Labor lists the following as typical jobs for a glazier:

Follow blueprints or specifications
Remove any old or broken glass before setting up replacement glass
Cut glass to the specified size and shape
Make or install sashes or moldings for cup installation
Fasten cup into frames or sashes with clips, moldings, or other styles of fasteners
Add weather seal or putty around pane edges to seal bones.[3]
The Country wide Occupational Analysis identified by the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship separates the trade into 5 obstructs of skills, each with a summary of skills, and a summary of tasks and subtasks a journeyman is expected to be able to accomplish:[4]

Block A - Occupational Skills

1. Uses and maintains equipment and tools

2. Organizes work

3. Performs regular activities

Stop B - Commercial Door and Home window Systems

4. Fabricates commercial door and screen systems

5. Installs commercial window and door systems

Stop C - Residential Door and Windows Systems

6. Installs residential home window systems

7. Installs residential door systems

Block D - Specialty Cup and Products

8. Installs and Fabricates niche glass and products

9. Installs cup systems on vehicles

Stop E - Servicing

10. Services commercial door and window systems

11. Services residential door and home window systems

12. Services area of expertise products and cup.

Tools utilized by glaziers "include trimming boards, glass-cutting cutting blades, straightedges, glazing knives, saws, drills, grinders, putty, and glazing substances."[1]

Some glaziers use cup in automobiles specifically; other work with the safety cup used in aircraft specifically.[1][3]

Education and training[edit]
Glaziers are typically educated at the senior high school diploma or comparative level and learn the skills of the trade via an apprenticeship program, which in the U.S. is typically four years.[3]

In the U.S., apprenticeship programs are offered through the Country wide Glass Association as well as trade organizations and local companies' associations. Construction-industry glaziers are users of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades frequently.[1]

In Ontario, Canada, apprenticeships are offered at the provincial level and accredited through the Ontario University of Trades.[5]

Other provinces manage their own apprenticeship programs.
The Trade of Glazier is a designated Red Seal Trade in Canada.[6]

Occupational hazards[edit]
Occupational hazards encountered by glaziers are the risks to be trim by glass or tools and dropping from scaffolds or ladders.[1][3] The usage of heavy equipment may also cause damage: the National Institute for Occupational Security and Health (NIOSH) reported in 1990 that a journeyman glazier died within an industrial accident in Indiana after wanting to use a manlift to carry a thousand-pound case of glass that your manlift did not have capacity to carry.[7]

In the United States[edit]
Based on the Occupational Outlook Handbook, there are a few 45,300 glaziers in america, with median pay of $38,410 per yr in 2014.[3] Two-thirds of Glaziers work in the foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors industry, with smaller amounts working in building provides and material working, building finishing contracting, automotive maintenance and repair, and glass and glass product production.[2][3]

Among the 50 states, only Connecticut and Florida require glaziers to carry a license.[3]

See also[edit]
Architectural glass
Glazing in architecture
Insulated glazing
Stained glass
Glass manufacturing

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