Glaziers East Sheen, Mortlake, SW14, Glazing

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For the surname, see Glazier (surname).

A glazier at the job, 1946.

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

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1 Responsibilities and tools
2 Education and training Glaziers East Sheen, Mortlake, SW14, Glazing Click here!..
3 Occupational hazards
4 In the United States
5 See also
6 Notes
7 External links
Duties and tools[edit]

A set of glazier tools
The Occupational View Handbook of the U.S. Department of Labor lists the following as typical duties for a glazier:

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

Stop A - Occupational Skills

1. Uses and maintains equipment and tools

2. Organizes work

3. Performs regular activities

Stop B - Commercial Home window and Door Systems

4. Fabricates commercial windowpane and door systems

5. Installs commercial door and screen systems

Block C - Residential Windows and Door Systems

6. Installs residential window systems

7. Installs home door systems

Stop D - Area of expertise Cup and Products

8. Fabricates and installs area of expertise cup and products

9. Installs cup systems on vehicles

Block E - Servicing

10. Services commercial door and screen systems

11. Services home door and windows systems

12. Services area of expertise glass and products.

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

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

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

In the U.S., apprenticeship programs can be found through the Country wide Glass Association as well as trade associations and local companies' associations. Construction-industry glaziers are frequently members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.[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 include the risks to be trim by glass or tools and dropping from scaffolds or ladders.[1][3] The use of heavy equipment could also cause injury: the National Institute for Occupational Basic safety and Health (NIOSH) reported in 1990 that a journeyman glazier died in an industrial incident in Indiana after wanting to use a manlift to carry a thousand-pound case of cup which the manlift did not have capacity to carry.[7]

In the United States[edit]
Based on the Occupational Outlook Handbook, there are some 45,300 glaziers in america, with median pay of $38,410 per 12 months in 2014.[3] Two-thirds of Glaziers work in the foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors industry, with smaller quantities working in building materials and supplies coping, building finishing contracting, automotive maintenance and repair, and cup 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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