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Silicosis: Primary occupations (2000 SOC) associated with silica exposure of silicosis cases—Michigan, New Jersey, 1993–2011

Occupation (2000 SOC)MichiganNew JerseyTotal
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Management (11-9020)    –       –    1     0.4    1     0.1
Architecture and engineering (17-2050, 17-2130, 17-2150, 17-3010, 17-3020)    4     0.6    4     1.7    8     0.9
Life, physical, and social science (19-2030)    1     0.2    –       –    1     0.1
Healthcare practitioners and technical (29-1110)    1     0.2    –       –    1     0.1
Protective service (33-2010)    1     0.2    –       –    1     0.1
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance (37-2010, 37-3010)   10     1.5    2     0.8   12     1.3
Office and administrative support (43-5070, 43-5080, 43-9060)    3     0.5    2     0.8    5     0.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry (45-2090)    1     0.2    2     0.8    3     0.3
Construction and extraction 109   16.4   78   32.9 187   20.7
Construction laborers (47-2060)   43     6.5   23     9.7   66     7.3
Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons (47-2020)   22     3.3    6     2.5   28     3.1
Rock splitters, quarry (47-5050)   13     2.0    4     1.7   17     1.9
Miscellaneous extraction workers (47-5090)    –       –   11     4.6   11     1.2
Construction equipment operators (47-2070)    6     0.9    4     1.7   10     1.1
Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers (47-2050)    7     1.1    –       –    7     0.8
Electricians (47-2110)    4     0.6    3     1.3    7     0.8
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers (47-1010)    1     0.2    5     2.1    6     0.7
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers (47-2040)    3     0.5    3     1.3    6     0.7
Earth drillers, except oil and gas (47-5020)    –       –    5     2.1    5     0.6
All others within construction and extraction1   10     1.5   14     5.9   24     2.7
Installation, maintenance, and repair   19     2.9   11     4.6   30     3.3
Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers (49-9040)   10     1.5    8     3.4   18     2.0
Automotive technicians and repairers (49-3020)    4     0.6    1     0.4    5     0.6
All others within installation, maintenance, and repair2    5     0.8    2     0.8    7     0.8
Production 465   69.8 117   49.4 582   64.5
Miscellaneous production workers (51-9190) 189   28.4   39   16.5 228   25.2
Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic (51-4070) 114   17.1    4     1.7 118   13.1
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers (51-9020)   32     4.8   23     9.7   55     6.1
Machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic (51-4030)   44     6.6    1     0.4   45     5.0
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers (51-1010)   22     3.3    7     3.0   29     3.2
Metal furnace and kiln operators and tenders (51-4050)   26     3.9    1     0.4   27     3.0
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers (51-9060)   11     1.7    5     2.1   16     1.8
Painting workers (51-9120)    2     0.3   10     4.2   12     1.3
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators (51-2090)    3     0.5    8     3.4   11     1.2
Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians (51-9080)    6     0.9    3     1.3    9     1.0
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers (51-4120)    5     0.8    3     1.3    8     0.9
Machinists (51-4040)    1     0.2    5     2.1    6     0.7
Tool and die makers (51-4110)    3     0.5    2     0.8    5     0.6
Miscellaneous metalworkers and plastic workers (51-4190)    1     0.2    4     1.7    5     0.6
All others within production3    6     0.9    2     0.8    8     0.9
Transportation and material moving operations   23     3.5   16     6.8   39     4.3
Laborers and material movers, hand (53-7060)    6     0.9    9     3.8   15     1.7
Crane and tower operators (53-7020)    8     1.2    2     0.8   10     1.1
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (53-3030)    2     0.3    5     2.1    7     0.8
All others within transportation and material moving operations4    7     1.1    –       –    7     0.8
Unclassifiable   29     4.4    4     1.7   33     3.7
TOTAL 666 100.0 237 100.0 903 100.0

- indicates no cases reported.     SOC - Standard Occupational Classification 
1 All others within construction and extraction include the following 2000 SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 cases: 47-2010, 47-2030, 47-2120, 47-2130, 47-2140, 47-2150, 47-2210, 47-2220, 47-3010, 47-4060, 47-5030, and 47-5040.
2 All others within installation, maintenance, and repair include the following 2000 SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 cases: 49-2090, 49-3040, and 49-9090.
3 All others within production include the following 2000 SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 cases: 51-2040, 51-4060, 51-6020, 51-9010, and 51-9070. 
4 All others within transportation and material moving operations include the following 2000 SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 cases: 53-4010, 53-4020, 53-7030, 53-7050, and 53-7190.

Note:

Percentages may not sum up to 100% due to rounding.

See Appendix for more information.

Source:

Sentinel surveillance data as of January 2015, reported by K Rosenman, MJ Reilly, and M Yoder (Michigan); M Lumia and K Worthington (New Jersey).

Citation:

NIOSH 2015. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD). 2015-847 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, WV. Available at: <https://wwwn.cdc.gov/eworld/Data/847> May 27, 2018.

Reference Number: 2015-847

Date Posted: July 2015

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