National Occupational Exposure Survey
(1981 - 1983)

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

Agent Name POTASSIUM IODIDE
CAS # 7681-11-0
RTECS # TT2975000
Agent Code 81683

Code Occupation Description (1980) Total # Employees
(Male & Female)
Total # Female
Employees
019 MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS, N.E.C. 159  
027 PERSONNEL, TRAINING, AND LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALISTS 460 430
036 INSPECTORS AND COMPLIANCE OFFICERS, EXC. CONSTRUCTION 32 32
044 AEROSPACE ENGINEERS 22  
056 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS 155 78
059 ENGINEERS, N.E.C. 83 83
069 PHYSICISTS AND ASTRONOMERS 1,354 829
073 CHEMISTS, EXCEPT BIOCHEMISTS 4,212 1,488
075 GEOLOGISTS AND GEODESISTS 28  
078 BIOLOGICAL AND LIFE SCIENTISTS 236 116
083 MEDICAL SCIENTISTS 655 560
084 PHYSICIANS 102 35
086 VETERINARIANS 3,167 633
095 REGISTERED NURSES 55,344 54,308
096 PHARMACISTS 2,471 1,050
098 INHALATION THERAPISTS 69 46
189 PHOTOGRAPHERS 284  
203 CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS 19,738 15,313
206 RADIOLOGIC TECHNICIANS 217 142
207 LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES 10,322 10,322
208 HEALTH TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 3,201 2,582
213 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS 1,009 88
215 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 58  
216 ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 5,676 1,600
223 BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIANS 2,754 1,825
224 CHEMICAL TECHNICIANS 11,295 3,743
225 SCIENCE TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 1,290 475
235 TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 1,488 203
335 FILE CLERKS 624 113
365 STOCK AND INVENTORY CLERKS 135  
368 WEIGHERS, MEASURERS, AND CHECKERS 76  
426 GUARDS AND POLICE, EXC. PUBLIC SERVICE 56 14
444 MISCELLANEOUS FOOD PREPARATION OCCUPATIONS 736 736
446 HEALTH AIDES, EXCEPT NURSING 4,892 3,121
447 NURSING AIDES, ORDERLIES, AND ATTENDANTS 14,133 11,558
449 MAIDS AND HOUSEMEN 1,477 1,140
453 JANITORS AND CLEANERS 8,262 91
469 PERSONAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C. 601 221
486 GROUNDSKEEPERS AND GARDENERS, EXCEPT FARM 730 365
487 ANIMAL CARETAKERS, EXCEPT FARM 928 589
518 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY REPAIRERS 90  
519 MACHINERY MAINTENANCE OCCUPATIONS 22  
534 HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION MECHANICS 1,076  
549 NOT SPECIFIED MECHANICS AND REPAIRERS 3,285  
567 CARPENTERS 57  
579 PAINTERS, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE 297 119
585 PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS, AND STEAMFITTERS 354  
593 INSULATION WORKERS 44  
633 SUPERVISORS, PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS 2,139  
637 MACHINISTS 748  
643 BOILERMAKERS 86  
653 SHEET METAL WORKERS 75  
677 OPTICAL GOODS WORKERS 42  
683 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLERS 6  
689 INSPECTORS, TESTERS, AND GRADERS 72  
694 WATER AND SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS 407  
695 POWER PLANT OPERATORS 394 14
696 STATIONARY ENGINEERS 2,280 645
699 MISCELLANEOUS PLANT AND SYSTEM OPERATORS 2,513  
715 MISCELLANEOUS METAL, PLASTIC, STONE, AND GLASS WORKING MACHINE OPERATORS 45 45
717 FABRICATING MACHINE OPERATORS, N.E.C. 1,532 1,050
719 MOLDING AND CASTING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,890 1,890
723 METAL PLATING MACHINE OPERATORS 2,169 235
724 HEAT TREATING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS 183  
725 MISCELLANEOUS METAL AND PLASTIC PROCESSING MACHINE OPERATORS 387 376
735 PHOTOENGRAVERS AND LITHOGRAPHERS 1,026 91
736 TYPESETTERS AND COMPOSITORS 2,858 108
744 TEXTILE SEWING MACHINE OPERATORS 5,747 5,673
754 PACKAGING AND FILLING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,808 859
755 EXTRUDING AND FORMING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,153 943
756 MIXING AND BLENDING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,716 13
757 SEPARATING, FILTERING, AND CLARIFYING MACHINE OPERATORS 14  
759 PAINTING AND PAINT SPRAYING MACHINE OPERATORS 227  
764 WASHING, CLEANING, AND PICKLING MACHINE OPERATORS 887  
766 FURNACE, KILN, AND OVEN OPERATORS, EXC. FOOD 2,495 18
774 PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS MACHINE OPERATORS 4,394 79
777 MISCELLANEOUS MACHINE OPERATORS, N.E.C. 21,100 15,055
779 MACHINE OPERATORS, NOT SPECIFIED 8,567 1,138
785 ASSEMBLERS 2,072 1,549
796 PRODUCTION INSPECTORS, CHECKERS, AND EXAMINERS 3,175 1,738
797 PRODUCTION TESTERS 90 41
859 MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL MOVING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS 1,465 46
877 STOCK HANDLERS AND BAGGERS 32  
883 FREIGHT, STOCK, AND MATERIAL MOVERS, HAND, N.E.C. 878  
888 HAND PACKERS AND PACKAGERS 2,676 2,251
889 LABORERS, EXCEPT CONSTRUCTION 2,887 1,324
TOTAL 243,989 149,229

*(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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