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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 an experienced tradesman responsible for reducing, installing, and removing cup (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, display cases, mirrors, facades, interior wall space, ceilings, and tabletops.[1][2]

Contents [cover]
1 Duties and tools
2 Education and training Glaziers Canning Town, North Woolwich, E16, Glazing More info!..
3 Occupational hazards
4 In america
5 See also
6 Notes
7 External links
Duties and tools[edit]

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

Follow specifications or blueprints
Remove any old or broken cup before setting up replacement glass
Cut glass to the specified size and shape
Make or install sashes or moldings for glass installation
Fasten cup 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 National Occupational Analysis identified by the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship separates the trade into 5 prevents of skills, each with a summary of skills, and a summary of tasks and subtasks a journeyman is expected to have the ability to accomplish:[4]

Stop A - Occupational Skills

1. Uses and maintains equipment and tools

2. Organizes work

3. Performs routine activities

Block B - Commercial Screen and Door Systems

4. Fabricates commercial door and home window systems

5. Installs commercial home window and door systems

Stop C - Residential Door and Home window Systems

6. Installs residential windows systems

7. Installs residential door systems

Stop D - Niche Products and Cup

8. Installs and Fabricates area of expertise glass and products

9. Installs glass systems on vehicles

Stop E - Servicing

10. Services commercial door and windows systems

11. Services residential door and screen systems

12. Services area of expertise cup and products.

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

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

Education and training[edit]
Glaziers are usually educated at the high school diploma or equivalent level and learn the skills of the trade via 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 users of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades frequently.[1]

In Ontario, Canada, apprenticeships can be found at the provincial level and accredited through the Ontario College 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 of being trim by glass or tools and dropping from scaffolds or ladders.[1][3] The usage of heavy equipment may also cause injury: the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported in 1990 that a journeyman glazier died in an industrial accident in Indiana after wanting to use a manlift to carry a thousand-pound case of cup that your manlift did not have capacity to transport.[7]

In the United States[edit]
According to 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 building blocks, structure, and building exterior contractors industry, with smaller figures employed in building material and provides 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