Monday, December 17, 2018

Kosher Inspector - 529.687-126; Coal Sampler - 922.687-038 - Occasional Handling, No Fingering

We used the SCO and the aptitudes for dexterity to show that there really are not a significant number of jobs for a person limited to light work (six hours of standing/walking), occasional handling, and no fingering. There is more than one to tackle the problem. We look at kosher inspector (DOT 529.687-126) and coal sampler (DOT 922.687-038) through the O*Net and Occupational Requirements Survey.

Kosher inspector (DOT 529.687-126) and coal sampler (DOT 922.687-038) belong to inspectors, testers, sorters, samples, and weighers (SOC 51-9061) ("inspectors testers").  Inspectors testers have irregular or seasonal schedules in 15% of jobs and work less than 40 hours per week in 7% of jobs.  Inspectors testers never sit in 18% of jobs; continually sit in 3% of jobs; stand continually in 31% of jobs; and never stand in 2% of jobs.  Inspectors testers never use their hands in 3% of jobs and less than half the time in 12% of jobs.  We use the O*NET work context reports to prove the point:

51-9061.00 - Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 

Structural Job Characteristics
%
Response
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
34
More than 40 hours
58
40 hours
7
Less than 40 hours
Environmental
%
Response
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?
85
Regular (established routine, set schedule)
15
Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
0
Seasonal (only during certain times of the year)
Exertional%Response
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?
3
Continually or almost continually
21
More than half the time
24
About half the time
33
Less than half the time
18
Never
Exertional%Response
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
31
Continually or almost continually
22
More than half the time
22
About half the time
23
Less than half the time
2
Never
Exertional%Response
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?
65
Continually or almost continually
16
More than half the time
4
About half the time
12
Less than half the time
3
Never
Exertional%Response
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?
17
Continually or almost continually
23
More than half the time
17
About half the time
36
Less than half the time
7
Never

The Occupational Requirements Survey provides useful data about the occupational group of inspector tester.

51-9061.00 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

Series ID: ORUV1000005A00000065
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: % of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers; svp is beyond short demonstration, up to & including 1 month
Requirement: Education, Training, And Experience
Occupation: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Estimate: svp is beyond short demonstration, up to & including 1 month
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual16.5

Inspectors testers engage in unskilled work in 16.5% of jobs.

Series ID: ORUP1000005A00000239
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: % of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers; lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs is required, seldom
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Estimate: lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs is required, seldom
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual23
Series ID: ORUP1000005A00000240
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: % of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers; lifting/carrying > 10 lbs & <= 20 lbs is required, seldom
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Estimate: lifting/carrying > 10 lbs & <= 20 lbs is required, seldom
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual16.6

The ORS does not specifically address strength/exertion.  Inspectors testers lift/carry within the light range of exertion in 39.6% of jobs. 


Series ID: ORUP1000005A00000769
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: % of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers; fine manipulation is required
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Estimate: fine manipulation is required
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual97.8

With a limitation of no fingering, 2.2% of the jobs are available.



Series ID: ORUP1000005A00000771
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: % of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers; gross manipulation is required
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Estimate: gross manipulation is required
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual100

All inspectors testers engage in gross manipulation.  The ORS does not report seldom, occasional, frequent, or constant use of the hands for gross manipulation.

Series ID: ORUP1000005A00001004
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers; % of day standing/walking is required (10th percentile)
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Estimate: % of day standing/walking is required (10th percentile)
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual10
Series ID: ORUP1000005A00001006
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers; % of day standing/walking is required (50th percentile - median)
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Estimate: % of day standing/walking is required (50th percentile - median)
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual75
Series ID: ORUP1000005A00001007
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers; % of day standing/walking is required (75th percentile)
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Estimate: % of day standing/walking is required (75th percentile)
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual95

A person limited to six hours of standing/walking in a day could not perform full-time work at the 50th percentile.

Series ID: ORUP1000005A00000126
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers; hours of standing/walking (10th percentile)
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Estimate: hours of standing/walking (10th percentile)
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual0.8
Series ID: ORUP1000005A00000128
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers; hours of standing/walking (50th percentile - median)
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Estimate: hours of standing/walking (50th percentile - median)
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual6
Series ID: ORUP1000005A00000129
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers; hours of standing/walking (75th percentile)
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Estimate: hours of standing/walking (75th percentile)
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual8

The aggregate amount of standing/walking conforms to the percentage of the day data.

We can check the OOH to determine aggregate job numbers and the typical education/training.  

51-9061 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

Typical Education Needed
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation
None
Typical On-The-Job Training Needed to Attain Competency
Moderate-term on-the-job training
2016 Employment
520,700



The Occupational Employment Statistics estimates the occupational group at 537,500 jobs.    

Inspectors testers include 782 DOT codes, 132 of which are unskilled and light .  Putting together the date from the OOH, O*NET, and ORS, we get 297 jobs as a kosher inspector and coal sampler in the nation that meet the demands of the limitations and constitute presumptive substantial gainful activity:

# of jobs
% unskilled (ORS)
# of unskilled jobs
520,700
16.5%
85,916
# of unskilled jobs
% light (ORS)
# light and unskilled jobs
85,916
39.6%
34,023
# light and unskilled jobs
% no fine manipulation (ORS)
# no fine manipulation jobs
34,023
2.2%
749
# no fine manipulation jobs
% occasional gross manipulation (ORS)
# no fine, occasional gross manipulation jobs
749
indeterminate
749
# no fine, occasional gross manipulation jobs
% stand/walk ≤ 6 hours/day (ORS)
# no fine, occasional gross, 6 hours s/w jobs
749
50%
375
# no fine, occasional gross, 6 hours s/w jobs
% full-time (O*NET)
# full time, no fine, occ. gross, 6 hrs. s/w jobs
375
93%
349
# full time, no fine, occ. gross, 6 hrs. s/w jobs
% regular schedule (O*NET)
# regular, f-t, no fine, occ. gross, 6 hrs. s/w jobs
349
85%
297

BONUS SECTION:  The number of light, unskilled inspector tester jobs that require six hours or less of standing/walking in an eight-hour day on a regular full-time schedule:

# of jobs
% unskilled
# of unskilled jobs
520,700
16.5%
85,916
# of unskilled jobs
% light and sedentary
# l/sand unskilled
85,916
39.6%
34,023
# l/s and unskilled
% stand/walk ≤ 6 hours/day
# stand/walk ≤ 6 hours/day
34,023
50%
17,012
# 6 hours s/w
% full-time
# full time 6 hrs. s/w
17,012
93%
15,821
# full time 6 hrs. s/w
% regular schedule
# regular, f-t, 6 hrs. s/w
15,821
85%
13,448




Sunday, December 16, 2018

Blending-Tank Tender Helper - 520.687-066 - Occasional Handling, No Fingering

We used the SCO and the aptitudes for dexterity to show that there really are not a significant number of jobs for a person limited to light work (six hours of standing/walking), occasional handling, and no fingering. There is more than one to tackle the problem. We look at blending-tank tender helper (DOT 520.687-066) through the O*Net and Occupational Requirements Survey.

Blending-tank tender helper (DOT 520.687-066) belongs to helpers -- production workers (SOC 51-9198) ("helpers").  Helpers have irregular or seasonal schedules in 7% of jobs and work less than 40 hours per week in 6% of jobs. Helpers never sit in 49% of job; never stand in 6% of jobs.  Helpers spend time use the hands to handle, control, or feel occasionally or less in 1% of jobs.  We use the O*NET work context reports to prove the points:

51-9198.00 - Helpers--Production Workers

Structural Job Characteristics
%
Response
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
40
More than 40 hours
54
40 hours
6
Less than 40 hours
Environmental
%
Response
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?
93
Regular (established routine, set schedule)
7
Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
0
Seasonal (only during certain times of the year)
Exertional%Response
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?
8
Continually or almost continually
8
More than half the time
11
About half the time
24
Less than half the time
49
Never
Exertional%Response
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
49
Continually or almost continually
9
More than half the time
18
About half the time
19
Less than half the time
6
Never
Exertional%Response
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?
64
Continually or almost continually
35
More than half the time
0
About half the time
1
Less than half the time
0
Never
Exertional%Response
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?
19
Continually or almost continually
27
More than half the time
21
About half the time
17
Less than half the time
15
Never

The Occupational Requirements Survey provides useful data about the occupational group of helpers -- production workers.

51-9198.00 (helpers--production workers)

Series ID: ORUV1000030A00000065
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: % of helpers--production workers; svp is beyond short demonstration, up to & including 1 month
Requirement: Education, Training, And Experience
Occupation: helpers--production workers
Estimate: svp is beyond short demonstration, up to & including 1 month
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual65.3
https://beta.bls.gov/dataViewer/view/timeseries/ORUV1000030A00000065

Helpers engage in unskilled work in 65.3% of jobs.

Series ID: ORUP1000030A00000663
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: % of helpers--production workers; strength is medium work
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: helpers--production workers
Estimate: strength is medium work
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual74.6
Series ID: ORUP1000030A00000664
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: % of helpers--production workers; strength is heavy work
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: helpers--production workers
Estimate: strength is heavy work
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual15.2

Helpers engage in medium or heavy exertion in 89.8% of jobs.

Series ID: ORUP1000030A00000769
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: % of helpers--production workers; fine manipulation is required
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: helpers--production workers
Estimate: fine manipulation is required
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual93.4


With a limitation of no fingering, 6.6% of the jobs are available.


Series ID: ORUP1000030A00000332
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: % of helpers--production workers; gross manipulation is required, occasionally
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: helpers--production workers
Estimate: gross manipulation is required, occasionally
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual13.8


A limitation to occasional gross manipulation permits 13.8% of the jobs.


Series ID: ORUP1000030A00001004
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: helpers--production workers; % of day standing/walking is required (10th percentile)
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: helpers--production workers
Estimate: % of day standing/walking is required (10th percentile)
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual75
Series ID: ORUP1000030A00001005
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: helpers--production workers; % of day standing/walking is required (25th percentile)
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: helpers--production workers
Estimate: % of day standing/walking is required (25th percentile)
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual83.3

Series ID: ORUP1000030A00000126
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: helpers--production workers; hours of standing/walking (10th percentile)
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: helpers--production workers
Estimate: hours of standing/walking (10th percentile)
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual5
Series ID: ORUP1000030A00000127
Not seasonally adjusted
Series Title: helpers--production workers; hours of standing/walking (25th percentile)
Requirement: Physical Demands
Occupation: helpers--production workers
Estimate: hours of standing/walking (25th percentile)
YearPeriodEstimate
2017Annual6.4

A limitation to six hours of standing/walking in an eight-hour day permits more than 10% but less than 25% of the jobs.  The ORS does not report sitting at the 50th, 75th, or 90th percentiles.

We can check the OOH to determine aggregate job numbers and the typical education/training.  

51-9198 Helpers--production workers

Typical Education Needed
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation
None
Typical On-The-Job Training Needed to Attain Competency
Short-term on-the-job training
2016 Employment
426,000



The Occupational Employment Statistics estimates the occupational group at 402,140.  

Helpers include 553 DOT codes, 157 of which are unskilled and light .  Putting together the date from the OOH, O*NET, and ORS, we get ___ jobs as a helper in the nation that meet the demands of the limitations and constitute presumptive substantial gainful activity:

# of jobs
% unskilled (ORS)
# of unskilled jobs
426,000
65.3%
278,178
# of unskilled jobs
% light (ORS)
# light and unskilled jobs
278,178
11.2%
31,156
# light and unskilled jobs
% no fine manipulation (ORS)
# no fine manipulation jobs
31,156
0%
0
# no fine manipulation jobs
% occasional gross manipulation (ORS)
# no fine, occasional gross manipulation jobs
0
13.8%
0
# no fine, occasional gross manipulation jobs
% stand/walk ≤ 6 hours/day (ORS)
# no fine, occasional gross, 6 hours s/w jobs
0
10%
0
# no fine, occasional gross, 6 hours s/w jobs
% full-time (O*NET)
# full time, no fine, occ. gross, 6 hrs. s/w jobs
0
94%
0
# full time, no fine, occ. gross, 6 hrs. s/w jobs
% regular schedule (O*NET)
# regular, f-t, no fine, occ. gross, 6 hrs. s/w jobs
9
93%
0

BONUS SECTION:  The number of light, unskilled helper jobs that require six hours or less of standing/walking in an eight-hour day on a regular full-time schedule:

# of jobs
% unskilled
# of unskilled jobs
426,000
65.3%
278,178
# of unskilled jobs
% light
# light and unskilled
278,178
11.2%
31,156
# light and unskilled
% stand/walk ≤ 6 hours/day
# stand/walk ≤ 6 hours/day
31,156
10%
3,116
# 6 hours s/w
% full-time
# full time 6 hrs. s/w
3,116
94%
2,929
# full time 6 hrs. s/w
% regular schedule
# regular, f-t, 6 hrs. s/w
2,929
93%
2,724



Kosher Inspector - 529.687-126; Coal Sampler - 922.687-038 - Occasional Handling, No Fingering

We used the  SCO and the aptitudes for dexterity  to show that there really are not a significant number of jobs for a person limited to lig...