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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 an experienced 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 windows, doors, shower doors, skylights, storefronts, displays, mirrors, facades, interior wall space, ceilings, and tabletops.[1][2]

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1 Responsibilities and tools
2 Education and training Glaziers Canning Town, North Woolwich, E16, Glazing Show more!
3 Occupational hazards
4 In the United States
5 See also
6 Notes
7 External links
Responsibilities and tools[edit]

A set of glazier tools
The Occupational View Handbook of the U.S. Division of Labor lists the next as typical tasks for a glazier:

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

Block A - Occupational Skills

1. Uses and maintains equipment and tools

2. Organizes work

3. Performs routine activities

Block B - Commercial Door and Windows Systems

4. Fabricates commercial screen and door systems

5. Installs commercial windowpane and door systems

Block C - Residential Door and Window Systems

6. Installs residential window systems

7. Installs residential door systems

Block D - Area of expertise Products and Glass

8. Fabricates and installs area of expertise cup 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 specialty products and glass.

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

Some glaziers work specifically with cup in motor vehicles; other work specifically with the security cup found in aircraft.[1][3]

Education and training[edit]
Glaziers are usually educated at the senior high school diploma or comparative level and find out the abilities 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 National Cup Association as well as trade associations and local contractors' associations. Construction-industry glaziers are generally associates of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.[1]

In Ontario, Canada, apprenticeships can be found 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 of being cut by glass or tools and dropping from scaffolds or ladders.[1][3] The use of heavy equipment could also cause damage: the Country wide Institute for Occupational Protection and Health (NIOSH) reported in 1990 a journeyman glazier died within an industrial accident in Indiana after wanting to use a manlift to carry a thousand-pound case of cup which the manlift didn't have capacity to carry.[7]

In the United States[edit]
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, there are some 45,300 glaziers in the United States, with median pay of $38,410 per season in 2014.[3] Two-thirds of Glaziers work in the building blocks, structure, and building exterior contractors industry, with smaller figures 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 Florida and Connecticut require glaziers to carry a license.[3]

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