Metabolic Equivalent of Task Values for Activities in American Time Use Survey and 2002 Census Occupational Classification System

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Table 16: Activity codes & MET values assigned to building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers420092.5
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and grounds keeping421092.5
Janitors and building cleaners4220104.5
Maids and housekeeping cleaners4230104.5
Pest control workers4240113.0
Grounds maintenance workers4250104.5

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(Census codes are four-digit numbers, multiples of ten, in the range 0010 through 9750, inclusive. Look them up in the Occupational Classification System (PDF).)

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