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

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Table 21: Activity codes & MET values assigned to construction and extraction occupations

Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers620092.5
Brick masons, block masons, and stone masons6220135.0
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers6240123.5
Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers6250135.0
Construction laborers6260156.0
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators6300135.0
Pile-driver operators631074.0
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators632022.5
Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers633074.0
Insulation workers640074.0
Painters, construction and maintenance642074.0
Pipe layers, plumbers, pipe fitters, and steam fitters644074.0
Plasterers and stucco masons646074.0
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers650074.0
Sheet metal workers6520135.0
Structural iron and steel workers6530147.5
Helpers, construction trades6600135.0
Construction and building inspectors666092.5
Elevator installers and repairers670074.0
Fence erectors671074.0
Hazardous materials removal workers6720123.5
Highway maintenance workers673063.5
Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators674074.0
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners6750123.5
Miscellaneous construction and related workers6760135.0
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining680074.0
Earth drillers, except oil and gas6820135.0
Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters683053.0
Mining machine operators684053.0
Roof bolters, mining6910168.0
Roustabouts, oil, and gas6920168.0
Helpers - extraction workers6930123.5
Other extraction workers6940123.5

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