In a typical work setting, glass blowers:
- Have a low to medium level of social contact. They usually work alone, but may interact with coworkers, depending on the type of employment.
- Sometimes work as part of a team.
- Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others.
- Have limited responsibility for the work done by others.
Physical Work Conditions
- Always work indoors. Work places may not be temperature-controlled.
- Wear gloves or safety glasses on a daily basis.
- Are exposed to very hot temperatures on a daily basis, especially when working near ovens.
- Are regularly exposed to loud sounds and distracting noise levels.
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- Are sometimes exposed to hazardous situations and conditions that may produce minor burns.
- Are often exposed to contaminants.
- Sometimes must operate hazardous equipment.
- May work physically near others.
- Must be very exact in their work and be sure all details are done. Errors could result in products that do not meet requirements.
- Repeat the same physical activities.
- Must allow the pace of work to be set by the speed of equipment.
- Often make decisions without consulting a supervisor first.
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- Usually set daily tasks and goals in conjunction with a supervisor.
- Must meet strict weekly and monthly deadlines.
- Usually work 40 hours per week, especially if working in a factory. May work overtime.
- May travel to other cities or states to show their wares at art festivals or craft shows.