Table 1

Distribution of occupations involving wood dust, formaldehyde, and/or solvent exposure

SOCa CodesTitleFreq (%)
Occupations exposed to wood dust
6410, 6412, 6413Brickmasons, stonemasons, & hard tile setters26 (24.76%)
1628 & 1637Engineers17 (16.19%)
6313 & 6422Carpenters & related workers15 (14.29%)
6500 & 6560Extractive occupations10 (9.52%)
6310, 6311, 6479Construction8 (7.62%)
6444Plasterers5 (4.76%)
6830Precision woodworkers5 (4.76%)
4353Salespersons; hardware4 (3.81%)
8600, 7720, 1610, 5730, 6466, 6479, 6700, 6811, 6817, 6861, 7633, 7643, 7651Other occupations (reported with frequencies ≤3)15 (14.29%)
Occupations exposed to formaldehyde
SOC CodesTitleFreq (%)
 5510, 5512, 5513, 5612Farmers68 (43.59%)
 5252, 5253Barbers, hairdressers, & cosmetologists15 (9.62%)
 6422Carpenters14 (8.97%)
 2610, 2700, 2900, 3010, 3690Health professionals13 (8.33%)
 7655Textile sewing machine operators & tenders5 (3.21%)
 8600Helpers6 (3.85%)
 7651Winding & twisting machine operators & tenders6 (3.85%)
 7652Knitting & weaving machine operators & tenders5 (3.21%)
 6440, 6442Painters, paperhangers, & plasterers5 (3.21%)
 6830Precision woodworkers5 (3.21%)
 5622, 7542, 6861, 7540, 7600, 3831, 5730, 6871Other occupations (reported with frequencies ≤3)14 (8.97%)
Occupations exposed to solvents
SOC CodesTitleFreq (%)
 5510, 5512, 5513, 5612, 5622Farmers, groundskeepers, and gardeners71 (13.6%)
 5257, 8215Public transportation attendants and bus drivers65 (12.5%)
 6000, 6110, 6111, 6113, 6115, 6130, 6140, 8730Mechanics, repairers, machinery maintenance, and garage/service station-related occupations64 (12.3%)
 7720Assemblers32 (6.1%)
 7343, 7349, 7431, 7463, 7479, 7500, 7510, 7515, 7540, 7542, 7549, 7664, 7678Machine setup operators, operators, and tenders25 (4.8%)
 5730, 6313, 6422, 6830Timber cutting, carpentry, precision woodworking, and related occupations21 (4.0%)
 6100, 6150, 6153, 6156, 6157, 6179, 6433Mechanics, repairers, and installers19 (3.6%)
 1628, 1639Engineers17 (3.3%)
 7532, 7714, 7740Welders, cutters, and fabricators, N.E.C.16 (3.1%)
 5252, 5253Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists15 (2.9%)
 8213, 8214Truck drivers14 (2.7%)
 6310, 6311, 6432, 6450, 6466, 6479, 6560Construction workers, electricians, plumbers & pipefitters, and mining occupations13 (2.5%)
 3250, 6315, 6440, 6442, 6863Painters and related occupations12 (2.3%)
 2610, 2700, 2900, 3010, 3690Health professionals12 (2.3%)
 1440, 1845, 3831, 4300, 4342, 4348, 4353Other occupations (reported with frequencies ≤10)125 (24.0%)
  • a SOC, Standard Occupational Classification.