National Occupational Exposure Survey
(1981 - 1983)

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

Agent Name AL, ALUMINUM-MF UNKNOWN
CAS # 7429-90-5
RTECS # BD0330000
Agent Code M0661

Code Occupation Description (1980) Total # Employees
(Male & Female)
Total # Female
Employees
013 MANAGERS, MARKETING, ADVERTISING, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS 60  
019 MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS, N.E.C. 1,528  
044 AEROSPACE ENGINEERS 364  
045 METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERS 64  
048 CHEMICAL ENGINEERS 98 5
055 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERS 972 44
056 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS 458 229
059 ENGINEERS, N.E.C. 616 83
073 CHEMISTS, EXCEPT BIOCHEMISTS 525 163
095 REGISTERED NURSES 5,739 5,561
096 PHARMACISTS 280 80
099 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS 100 100
185 DESIGNERS 134 67
189 PHOTOGRAPHERS 782  
206 RADIOLOGIC TECHNICIANS 1,060 713
207 LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES 17 17
208 HEALTH TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 445 258
213 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS 2,279 80
215 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 1,287 24
216 ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 1,028 69
217 DRAFTING OCCUPATIONS 89  
218 SURVEYING AND MAPPING TECHNICIANS 45  
223 BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIANS 686 300
224 CHEMICAL TECHNICIANS 5,219 919
225 SCIENCE TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 663 227
235 TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 3,620 1,914
259 SALES REPRESENTATIVES, MINING, MANUFACTURING, AND WHOLESALE 1,456  
335 FILE CLERKS 577  
345 DUPLICATING MACHINE OPERATORS 813 577
363 PRODUCTION COORDINATORS 8  
364 TRAFFIC, SHIPPING, AND RECEIVING CLERKS 1,373 10
365 STOCK AND INVENTORY CLERKS 3,103 916
368 WEIGHERS, MEASURERS, AND CHECKERS 328  
374 MATERIAL RECORDING, SCHEDULING, AND DISTRIBUTING CLERKS, N.E.C. 13  
379 GENERAL OFFICE CLERKS 362  
389 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C. 1,462  
447 NURSING AIDES, ORDERLIES, AND ATTENDANTS 26  
453 JANITORS AND CLEANERS 59,872 1,415
486 GROUNDSKEEPERS AND GARDENERS, EXCEPT FARM 243  
503 SUPERVISORS, MECHANICS AND REPAIRERS 292  
505 AUTOMOBILE MECHANICS 21,602  
507 BUS, TRUCK, AND STATIONARY ENGINE MECHANICS 23,449  
508 AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANICS 16,560 530
514 AUTOMOBILE BODY AND RELATED REPAIRERS 6,439  
515 AIRCRAFT MECHANICS, EXC. ENGINE 1,459 29
516 HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANICS 8,653 75
518 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY REPAIRERS 15,897  
519 MACHINERY MAINTENANCE OCCUPATIONS 202  
523 ELECTRONIC REPAIRERS, COMMUNICATIONS AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT 88  
533 MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT REPAIRERS 323 287
534 HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION MECHANICS 16,592  
535 CAMERA, WATCH, AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT REPAIRERS 3,581  
538 OFFICE MACHINE REPAIRERS 576  
539 MECHANICAL CONTROLS AND VALVE REPAIRERS 384  
544 MILLWRIGHTS 3,052  
547 SPECIFIED MECHANICS AND REPAIRERS, N.E.C. 4,901  
549 NOT SPECIFIED MECHANICS AND REPAIRERS 22,165 114
558 SUPERVISORS, N.E.C. 2,765  
563 BRICKMASONS AND STONEMASONS 3,427  
565 TILE SETTERS, HARD AND SOFT 5,655  
567 CARPENTERS 12,766 75
575 ELECTRICIANS 24,596 6
579 PAINTERS, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE 7,797 467
585 PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS, AND STEAMFITTERS 29,638 39
587 PLUMBER, PIPEFITTER, AND STEAMFITTER APPRENTICES 460  
589 GLAZIERS 3,401 224
593 INSULATION WORKERS 7,971 618
595 ROOFERS 5,412  
596 SHEETMETAL DUCT INSTALLERS 2,231 17
597 STRUCTURAL METAL WORKERS 4,888 171
599 CONSTRUCTION TRADES, N.E.C. 2,542  
615 EXPLOSIVES WORKERS 7  
633 SUPERVISORS, PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS 6,758 170
634 TOOL AND DIE MAKERS 17,899 958
635 TOOL AND DIE MAKER APPRENTICES 264 18
636 PRECISION ASSEMBLERS, METAL 2,701 570
637 MACHINISTS 130,691 5,026
639 MACHINIST APPRENTICES 643  
643 BOILERMAKERS 6,576 6
644 PRECISION GRINDERS, FITTERS, AND TOOL SHARPENERS 67  
645 PATTERNMAKERS AND MODEL MAKERS, METAL 2,909  
649 ENGRAVERS, METAL 826 281
653 SHEET METAL WORKERS 24,350 213
655 MISCELLANEOUS PRECISION METAL WORKERS 150  
674 MISCELLANEOUS PRECISION APPAREL AND FABRIC WORKERS 37 3
675 HAND MOLDERS AND SHAPERS, EXCEPT JEWELERS 3,603 101
676 PATTERNMAKERS, LAY-OUT WORKERS, AND CUTTERS 1,510  
677 OPTICAL GOODS WORKERS 826 426
678 DENTAL LABORATORY AND MEDICAL APPLIANCE TECHNICIANS 53  
679 BOOKBINDERS 833 341
683 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLERS 3,010 2,375
684 MISCELLANEOUS PRECISION WORKERS, N.E.C. 16,578 1,637
689 INSPECTORS, TESTERS, AND GRADERS 121  
693 ADJUSTERS AND CALIBRATORS 48 10
696 STATIONARY ENGINEERS 431  
703 LATHE AND TURNING MACHINE SET-UP OPERATORS 1,708 96
704 LATHE AND TURNING MACHINE OPERATORS 10,152 277
705 MILLING AND PLANING MACHINE OPERATORS 4,596 1,200
706 PUNCHING AND STAMPING PRESS MACHINE OPERATORS 12,758 5,676
707 ROLLING MACHINE OPERATORS 4,602 79
708 DRILLING AND BORING MACHINE OPERATORS 6,663 873
709 GRINDING, ABRADING, BUFFING, AND POLISHING MACHINE OPERATORS 18,661 2,686
713 FORGING MACHINE OPERATORS 280  
714 NUMERICAL CONTROL MACHINE OPERATORS 2,654 26
715 MISCELLANEOUS METAL, PLASTIC, STONE, AND GLASS WORKING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,717 22
717 FABRICATING MACHINE OPERATORS, N.E.C. 9,983 3,404
719 MOLDING AND CASTING MACHINE OPERATORS 9,579 966
723 METAL PLATING MACHINE OPERATORS 5,667 1,155
724 HEAT TREATING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS 820 17
725 MISCELLANEOUS METAL AND PLASTIC PROCESSING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,111 34
727 SAWING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,657 54
728 SHAPING AND JOINING MACHINE OPERATORS 920 279
733 MISCELLANEOUS WOODWORKING MACHINE OPERATORS 445  
734 PRINTING MACHINE OPERATORS 5,910 888
735 PHOTOENGRAVERS AND LITHOGRAPHERS 910 232
737 MISCELLANEOUS PRINTING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,009 403
744 TEXTILE SEWING MACHINE OPERATORS 7,093 5,727
749 MISCELLANEOUS TEXTILE MACHINE OPERATORS 988 167
753 CEMENTING AND GLUING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,098 606
754 PACKAGING AND FILLING MACHINE OPERATORS 45 30
755 EXTRUDING AND FORMING MACHINE OPERATORS 4,769 459
756 MIXING AND BLENDING MACHINE OPERATORS 6,776 1,524
757 SEPARATING, FILTERING, AND CLARIFYING MACHINE OPERATORS 8,797 386
758 COMPRESSING AND COMPACTING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,822 934
759 PAINTING AND PAINT SPRAYING MACHINE OPERATORS 15,378 2,947
765 FOLDING MACHINE OPERATORS 57  
766 FURNACE, KILN, AND OVEN OPERATORS, EXC. FOOD 11,753 795
768 CRUSHING AND GRINDING MACHINE OPERATORS 855 120
769 SLICING AND CUTTING MACHINE OPERATORS 11,412 1,644
774 PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS MACHINE OPERATORS 17  
777 MISCELLANEOUS MACHINE OPERATORS, N.E.C. 35,124 3,662
779 MACHINE OPERATORS, NOT SPECIFIED 42,296 5,587
783 WELDERS AND CUTTERS 64,589 1,186
784 SOLDERERS AND BRAZERS 720 284
785 ASSEMBLERS 64,798 16,984
787 HAND MOLDING, CASTING, AND FORMING OCCUPATIONS 2,116 81
789 HAND PAINTING, COATING, AND DECORATING OCCUPATIONS 899  
793 HAND ENGRAVING AND PRINTING OCCUPATIONS 475  
794 HAND GRINDING AND POLISHING OCCUPATIONS 57  
796 PRODUCTION INSPECTORS, CHECKERS, AND EXAMINERS 2,342 562
797 PRODUCTION TESTERS 36  
798 PRODUCTION SAMPLERS AND WEIGHERS 136  
799 GRADERS AND SORTERS, EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL 508  
804 TRUCK DRIVERS, HEAVY 288  
809 TAXI CAB DRIVERS AND CHAUFFEURS 27  
848 HOIST AND WINCH OPERATORS 215  
849 CRANE AND TOWER OPERATORS 1,221  
856 INDUSTRIAL TRUCK AND TRACTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATORS 2,150  
859 MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL MOVING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS 3,319 609
865 HELPERS, CONSTRUCTION TRADES 288  
869 CONSTRUCTION LABORERS 11,231  
873 PRODUCTION HELPERS 2,846 171
878 MACHINE FEEDERS AND OFFBEARERS 86 5
883 FREIGHT, STOCK, AND MATERIAL MOVERS, HAND, N.E.C. 450  
885 GARAGE AND SERVICE STATION RELATED OCCUPATIONS 2,363  
887 VEHICLE WASHERS AND EQUIPMENT CLEANERS 1,956 57
888 HAND PACKERS AND PACKAGERS 7,764 5,380
889 LABORERS, EXCEPT CONSTRUCTION 33,828 2,369
TOTAL 1,033,237 99,205

*(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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