National Occupational Exposure Survey
(1981 - 1983)

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

Agent Name PARAFORMALDEHYDE
CAS # 30525-89-4
RTECS #
Agent Code M1528

Code Occupation Description (1980) Total # Employees
(Male & Female)
Total # Female
Employees
018 FUNERAL DIRECTORS 7,974 555
019 MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS, N.E.C. 1,395 7
027 PERSONNEL, TRAINING, AND LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALISTS 516  
073 CHEMISTS, EXCEPT BIOCHEMISTS 1,310 119
078 BIOLOGICAL AND LIFE SCIENTISTS 12 9
083 MEDICAL SCIENTISTS 21 21
084 PHYSICIANS 49 33
203 CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS 1,783 1,319
215 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 567  
216 ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 425 103
224 CHEMICAL TECHNICIANS 3,672 587
235 TECHNICIANS, N.E.C. 3,959 7
274 SALES WORKERS, OTHER COMMODITIES 1,315 1,315
323 INFORMATION CLERKS, N.E.C. 21  
364 TRAFFIC, SHIPPING, AND RECEIVING CLERKS 442  
365 STOCK AND INVENTORY CLERKS 322 6
446 HEALTH AIDES, EXCEPT NURSING 85 64
449 MAIDS AND HOUSEMEN 1,762  
453 JANITORS AND CLEANERS 6,977 61
486 GROUNDSKEEPERS AND GARDENERS, EXCEPT FARM 593  
508 AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANICS 6,707 57
518 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY REPAIRERS 456  
544 MILLWRIGHTS 594  
549 NOT SPECIFIED MECHANICS AND REPAIRERS 567  
579 PAINTERS, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE 1,020  
593 INSULATION WORKERS 2,950  
616 MINING MACHINE OPERATORS 8,072  
634 TOOL AND DIE MAKERS 301 6
637 MACHINISTS 17,480 2,149
667 TAILORS 944  
679 BOOKBINDERS 462 231
683 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLERS 359 335
684 MISCELLANEOUS PRECISION WORKERS, N.E.C. 17  
696 STATIONARY ENGINEERS 1,381  
703 LATHE AND TURNING MACHINE SET-UP OPERATORS 469  
704 LATHE AND TURNING MACHINE OPERATORS 511 329
705 MILLING AND PLANING MACHINE OPERATORS 139 11
708 DRILLING AND BORING MACHINE OPERATORS 49 21
709 GRINDING, ABRADING, BUFFING, AND POLISHING MACHINE OPERATORS 2,823 1,186
713 FORGING MACHINE OPERATORS 2,581  
719 MOLDING AND CASTING MACHINE OPERATORS 814  
725 MISCELLANEOUS METAL AND PLASTIC PROCESSING MACHINE OPERATORS 49  
727 SAWING MACHINE OPERATORS 1,783 244
733 MISCELLANEOUS WOODWORKING MACHINE OPERATORS 2,313  
734 PRINTING MACHINE OPERATORS 21,090 812
735 PHOTOENGRAVERS AND LITHOGRAPHERS 72 18
747 PRESSING MACHINE OPERATORS 657 657
748 LAUNDERING AND DRY CLEANING MACHINE OPERATORS 329 329
756 MIXING AND BLENDING MACHINE OPERATORS 2,114  
757 SEPARATING, FILTERING, AND CLARIFYING MACHINE OPERATORS 32  
758 COMPRESSING AND COMPACTING MACHINE OPERATORS 211 33
759 PAINTING AND PAINT SPRAYING MACHINE OPERATORS 165  
774 PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS MACHINE OPERATORS 960 729
777 MISCELLANEOUS MACHINE OPERATORS, N.E.C. 4,535 806
779 MACHINE OPERATORS, NOT SPECIFIED 18,903 5,397
785 ASSEMBLERS 5,382 739
787 HAND MOLDING, CASTING, AND FORMING OCCUPATIONS 687 46
796 PRODUCTION INSPECTORS, CHECKERS, AND EXAMINERS 725 626
798 PRODUCTION SAMPLERS AND WEIGHERS 296  
805 TRUCK DRIVERS, LIGHT 167  
856 INDUSTRIAL TRUCK AND TRACTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATORS 357  
878 MACHINE FEEDERS AND OFFBEARERS 32 5
887 VEHICLE WASHERS AND EQUIPMENT CLEANERS 20  
888 HAND PACKERS AND PACKAGERS 1,860 1,111
889 LABORERS, EXCEPT CONSTRUCTION 1,897 329
TOTAL 146,532 20,414

*(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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