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

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Table 14: Activity codes & MET values assigned to protective service occupations

Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers370092.5
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives371092.5
First line supervisors/managers of fire fighting/prevention workers372092.5
Supervisors, protective service workers, all other373092.5
Fire fighters3740135.0
Fire inspectors3750113.0
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers380092.5
Detectives and criminal investigators382092.5
Fish and game wardens383032.0
Parking enforcement workers384092.5
Police and sheriff's patrol officers385032.0
Transit and railroad police386032.0
Animal control workers3900113.0
Private detectives and investigators391092.5
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers392092.5
Crossing guards394032.0
Lifeguards and other protective service workers395032.0

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