323.687-010 CLEANER, HOSPITAL (medical ser.) alternate titles: housekeeper, hospitalThe O*NET OnLine informs as that this is a huge occupational base with 10 DOT codes covering 1,458,000 jobs. The first line of attack focuses on standing and walking and the need to sit for two hours per day in most light work findings. The work context report states that these jobs require standing continually or almost continually in 80% of jobs. Walking or running are required continually or almost continually in 70% of jobs. Sitting never happens in 91% of jobs. A tenth of 1.4 million jobs is still a lot of jobs. We need more reasons to erode this occupation as not a realistic option for the disabled beyond standing and walking six of eight hours as precluding this kind of work.
323.687-014 CLEANER, HOUSEKEEPING (any industry) alternate titles: maid
- Cleans hospital patient rooms, baths, laboratories, offices, halls, and other areas: Washes beds and mattresses, and remakes beds after dismissal of patients. Keeps utility and storage rooms in clean and orderly condition. Distributes laundered articles and linens. Replaces soiled drapes and cubicle curtains. Performs other duties as described under CLEANER (any industry) I Master Title. May disinfect and sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides and sterilizing equipment.
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 87
- Cleans rooms and halls in commercial establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, clubs, beauty parlors, and dormitories, performing any combination of following duties: Sorts, counts, folds, marks, or carries linens. Makes beds. Replenishes supplies, such as drinking glasses and writing supplies. Checks wraps and renders personal assistance to patrons. Moves furniture, hangs drapes, and rolls carpets. Performs other duties as described under CLEANER (any industry) I Master Title. May be designated according to type of establishment cleaned as Beauty Parlor Cleaner (personal ser.); Motel Cleaner (hotel & rest.); or according to area cleaned as Sleeping Room Cleaner (hotel & rest.).
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86
Does the occupation represent substantial gainful activity as it is performed in the national economy? The O*NET OnLine suggests, "no."
A third line to pursue in cross-examination focuses on the occasional public contact. The work context report states that these jobs involve contact with the public addresses the question on frequency and on the importance of contact with the public.
Putting the three moving parts together: most maids and housekeepers require standing and walking to the exclusion of any sitting in over 90% of jobs; 60% of those jobs are not full-time; 96% of those jobs require frequent contact with others; and the contact with the public constitutes an important job function in 69% of jobs. With limited standing and walking to six hours; simple repetitive tasks; and occasional contact with others -- there isn't much of anything left.