National Occupational Exposure Survey
(1981 - 1983)

Estimated Numbers of Employees Potentially Exposed to Specific Agents by Occupation*

Agent Name BENZENESULFONIC ACID, DODECYL-, SODIUM SALT
CAS # 25155-30-0
RTECS # DB6825000
Agent Code 69000

Code Occupation Description (1980) Total # Employees
(Male & Female)
Total # Female
Employees
015 MANAGERS, MEDICINE AND HEALTH 91 82
018 FUNERAL DIRECTORS 13,464  
019 MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS, N.E.C. 2,818 20
026 MANAGEMENT ANALYSTS 329 329
027 PERSONNEL, TRAINING, AND LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALISTS 2,561 1,556
033 PURCHASING AGENTS AND BUYERS, N.E.C. 193 193
048 CHEMICAL ENGINEERS 7 2
053 CIVIL ENGINEERS 1,298 88
056 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS 155 78
057 MECHANICAL ENGINEERS 136  
059 ENGINEERS, N.E.C. 71  
073 CHEMISTS, EXCEPT BIOCHEMISTS 1,414 328
078 BIOLOGICAL AND LIFE SCIENTISTS 467 340
083 MEDICAL SCIENTISTS 477 245
084 PHYSICIANS 7,179 2,674
095 REGISTERED NURSES 100,234 85,995
096 PHARMACISTS 1,055 537
097 DIETITIANS 1,799 1,223
098 INHALATION THERAPISTS 4,885 2,914
099 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS 129 122
103 PHYSICAL THERAPISTS 3,242 2,529
105 THERAPISTS, N.E.C. 620 468
189 PHOTOGRAPHERS 2,290 497
198 ANNOUNCERS 1,806 258
203 CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS 22,314 16,029
206 RADIOLOGIC TECHNICIANS 6,621 3,997
207 LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES 6,688 5,924
208 HEALTH TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 4,540 3,519
213 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS 1,816 199
215 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 350 33
216 ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 5,841 3,568
223 BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIANS 3,446 2,305
224 CHEMICAL TECHNICIANS 998 516
225 SCIENCE TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 2,238 904
235 TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 10,609 2,299
243 SUPERVISORS AND PROPRIETORS, SALES OCCUPATIONS 342  
274 SALES WORKERS, OTHER COMMODITIES 1,315 1,315
308 COMPUTER OPERATORS 2,260 282
313 SECRETARIES 759 759
336 RECORDS CLERKS 566 463
345 DUPLICATING MACHINE OPERATORS 12  
356 MAIL CLERKS, EXC. POSTAL SERVICE 1,561 1,561
364 TRAFFIC, SHIPPING, AND RECEIVING CLERKS 2,238 477
365 STOCK AND INVENTORY CLERKS 6,173 4,506
368 WEIGHERS, MEASURERS, AND CHECKERS 432  
379 GENERAL OFFICE CLERKS 5,525 3,711
389 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C. 459 407
435 WAITERS AND WAITRESSES 297 297
436 COOKS, EXCEPT SHORT ORDER 4,063 3,714
439 KITCHEN WORKERS, FOOD PREPARATION 475 438
443 WAITERS'/WAITRESSES' ASSISTANTS 1,670 1,331
444 MISCELLANEOUS FOOD PREPARATION OCCUPATIONS 21,719 15,032
446 HEALTH AIDES, EXCEPT NURSING 21,753 16,080
447 NURSING AIDES, ORDERLIES, AND ATTENDANTS 11,543 10,725
448 SUPERVISORS, CLEANING AND BUILDING SERVICE WORKERS 948 419
449 MAIDS AND HOUSEMEN 73,787 49,744
453 JANITORS AND CLEANERS 265,128 109,998
458 HAIRDRESSERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS 5,628 4,314
465 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ATTENDANTS 1,455 243
466 BAGGAGE PORTERS AND BELLHOPS 65 65
469 PERSONAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C. 601 274
486 GROUNDSKEEPERS AND GARDENERS, EXCEPT FARM 29  
487 ANIMAL CARETAKERS, EXCEPT FARM 928 589
503 SUPERVISORS, MECHANICS AND REPAIRERS 2,429  
505 AUTOMOBILE MECHANICS 12,300  
507 BUS, TRUCK, AND STATIONARY ENGINE MECHANICS 2,454  
508 AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANICS 9,306 308
514 AUTOMOBILE BODY AND RELATED REPAIRERS 852  
515 AIRCRAFT MECHANICS, EXC. ENGINE 707 12
516 HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANICS 900  
518 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY REPAIRERS 4,369 1,009
519 MACHINERY MAINTENANCE OCCUPATIONS 170  
534 HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION MECHANICS 757  
538 OFFICE MACHINE REPAIRERS 4,101  
539 MECHANICAL CONTROLS AND VALVE REPAIRERS 362  
544 MILLWRIGHTS 983 105
547 SPECIFIED MECHANICS AND REPAIRERS, N.E.C. 1,693  
549 NOT SPECIFIED MECHANICS AND REPAIRERS 8,901  
558 SUPERVISORS, N.E.C. 275  
567 CARPENTERS 7,891 10
575 ELECTRICIANS 3,357  
579 PAINTERS, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE 181  
585 PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS, AND STEAMFITTERS 706  
593 INSULATION WORKERS 220  
617 MINING OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C. 968  
633 SUPERVISORS, PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS 5,231 645
634 TOOL AND DIE MAKERS 793 49
637 MACHINISTS 15,654 503
643 BOILERMAKERS 216  
653 SHEET METAL WORKERS 775  
655 MISCELLANEOUS PRECISION METAL WORKERS 29 18
666 DRESSMAKERS 123 123
675 HAND MOLDERS AND SHAPERS, EXCEPT JEWELERS 1,624  
676 PATTERNMAKERS, LAY-OUT WORKERS, AND CUTTERS 69 9
677 OPTICAL GOODS WORKERS 258 3
678 DENTAL LABORATORY AND MEDICAL APPLIANCE TECHNICIANS 2,614 2,033
679 BOOKBINDERS 2,922 2,338
683 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLERS 1,739 408
684 MISCELLANEOUS PRECISION WORKERS, N.E.C. 537 460
686 BUTCHERS AND MEAT CUTTERS 2,067  
687 BAKERS 3,635 698
688 FOOD BATCHMAKERS 710  
689 INSPECTORS, TESTERS, AND GRADERS 318 83
694 WATER AND SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS 517  
695 POWER PLANT OPERATORS 65  
696 STATIONARY ENGINEERS 1,529  
699 MISCELLANEOUS PLANT AND SYSTEM OPERATORS 1,169  
706 PUNCHING AND STAMPING PRESS MACHINE OPERATORS 2,335 257
707 ROLLING MACHINE OPERATORS 2,666 48
709 GRINDING, ABRADING, BUFFING, AND POLISHING MACHINE OPERATORS 3,233 58
717 FABRICATING MACHINE OPERATORS, N.E.C. 107  
719 MOLDING AND CASTING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,027 125
723 METAL PLATING MACHINE OPERATORS 18,646 2,504
724 HEAT TREATING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS 1,695  
725 MISCELLANEOUS METAL AND PLASTIC PROCESSING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,692 504
734 PRINTING MACHINE OPERATORS 14,439 2,122
735 PHOTOENGRAVERS AND LITHOGRAPHERS 68 8
736 TYPESETTERS AND COMPOSITORS 2,122 1,635
737 MISCELLANEOUS PRINTING MACHINE OPERATORS 479 319
739 KNITTING, LOOPING, TAPING, AND WEAVING MACHINE OPERATORS 10,674 5,159
744 TEXTILE SEWING MACHINE OPERATORS 431 54
745 SHOE MACHINE OPERATORS 132 132
747 PRESSING MACHINE OPERATORS 2,042 1,980
748 LAUNDERING AND DRY CLEANING MACHINE OPERATORS 15,443 6,233
749 MISCELLANEOUS TEXTILE MACHINE OPERATORS 3,247 604
754 PACKAGING AND FILLING MACHINE OPERATORS 3,228 1,473
755 EXTRUDING AND FORMING MACHINE OPERATORS 254  
756 MIXING AND BLENDING MACHINE OPERATORS 3,282 77
757 SEPARATING, FILTERING, AND CLARIFYING MACHINE OPERATORS 943 217
759 PAINTING AND PAINT SPRAYING MACHINE OPERATORS 5,279 322
764 WASHING, CLEANING, AND PICKLING MACHINE OPERATORS 530 437
766 FURNACE, KILN, AND OVEN OPERATORS, EXC. FOOD 178  
768 CRUSHING AND GRINDING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,392  
769 SLICING AND CUTTING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,815  
774 PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS MACHINE OPERATORS 3,338 2,082
777 MISCELLANEOUS MACHINE OPERATORS, N.E.C. 11,619 1,880
779 MACHINE OPERATORS, NOT SPECIFIED 7,740 1,411
783 WELDERS AND CUTTERS 2,937 178
784 SOLDERERS AND BRAZERS 250 17
785 ASSEMBLERS 20,100 7,311
787 HAND MOLDING, CASTING, AND FORMING OCCUPATIONS 687 46
789 HAND PAINTING, COATING, AND DECORATING OCCUPATIONS 2,192  
793 HAND ENGRAVING AND PRINTING OCCUPATIONS 526 33
794 HAND GRINDING AND POLISHING OCCUPATIONS 4,565 415
796 PRODUCTION INSPECTORS, CHECKERS, AND EXAMINERS 9,097 2,298
797 PRODUCTION TESTERS 184 11
799 GRADERS AND SORTERS, EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL 346 346
804 TRUCK DRIVERS, HEAVY 4,526  
806 DRIVER-SALES WORKERS 335  
808 BUS DRIVERS 1,875 268
809 TAXI CAB DRIVERS AND CHAUFFEURS 2,046  
856 INDUSTRIAL TRUCK AND TRACTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATORS 618 108
859 MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL MOVING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS 2,147 451
865 HELPERS, CONSTRUCTION TRADES 549  
869 CONSTRUCTION LABORERS 6,287 453
873 PRODUCTION HELPERS 2,534 104
877 STOCK HANDLERS AND BAGGERS 22 5
878 MACHINE FEEDERS AND OFFBEARERS 416 255
883 FREIGHT, STOCK, AND MATERIAL MOVERS, HAND, N.E.C. 624  
885 GARAGE AND SERVICE STATION RELATED OCCUPATIONS 13,307 1,098
887 VEHICLE WASHERS AND EQUIPMENT CLEANERS 10,257 969
888 HAND PACKERS AND PACKAGERS 3,130 2,407
889 LABORERS, EXCEPT CONSTRUCTION 17,493 2,255
TOTAL 977,517 423,998

*(1) The estimates for each occupation apply across the surveyed industries in which the agent was observed. Not all industries were surveyed, and not all agents were observed in all surveyed industries. (2) When using the estimates, standard errors associated with estimates should be considered. (3) Potential exposures to a chemical agent are categorized as actual (i.e., the surveyor observed the use of the specific agent) or tradename (i.e., the surveyor observed the use of a tradename product known to contain the specific agent). The estimates presented in the table combine both categories.

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