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Understanding COVID-19 and How to Stay Healthy on the Jobsite

With construction considered essential in many states during the COVID-19 pandemic, jobsites are grappling with how to protect workers from the virus while maintaining a safe work environment. To address questions about COVID-19 and government recommendations among its membership, the … Continue reading

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Contract Glazier Activity off to Good Start in 2020

Glass- and glazing-related nonresidential construction increased on a monthly and yearly basis to start the year, according to Key Media & Research (KMR). Nonresidential construction increased 5.1% in January 2020 compared to January 2019 and was up 1.6% from December … Continue reading

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Women in the Trades Come Together

Women made up 9 percent of the total construction workforce in 2015 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the labor shortage becomes more acute across all sectors, including glazing, women could play a vital role in growing … Continue reading

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Despite Monthly Dip, Specialty Trades Employment Still Trending Up

The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests employment in the glass and glazing industry continues to expand. The nonresidential specialty trade contractors category, which include glaziers, ironworkers and other building exterior contractors, saw a 0.3-percent dip … Continue reading

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Report: “Caught-in/between” Fatalities on the Rise, Injuries Declining

The number of “caught-in/between” (CIB) fatalities of construction workers, which includes glaziers, has increased 33.3 percent from 2011 to 2015, according to a recent report by CPWR. The increase surpassed the 26.1-percent growth rate of overall fatalities during that time, … Continue reading

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