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Job Modules for Occupational Questionnaires

Assessment of occupational exposures in case-control studies has traditionally been limited because of the lack of information on the variability of exposures across and within jobs. NCI has developed special questionnaires with modules designed to obtain detailed exposure-oriented information for over 40 specific jobs and over 10 specific industries. These modules include questions on tasks, work practices, chemicals, equipment, engineering controls, personal protective equipment and indirect exposures specific to those jobs and industries.

Examples of jobs and industries for which questionnaires have been developed include:

Job-based modules

  • Cabinet makers
  • Carpenters
  • Janitors
  • Laborer
  • Managers
  • Machinists
  • Mechanics
  • Office professionals
  • Packagers
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Production inspectors
  • Roofers
  • Steel workers
  • Welders/Cutters/Burners

Industry-based modules

  • Dry cleaning/Laundry industry
  • Heavy construction industry
  • Oil refining industry
  • Printing industry
  • Rubber industry
  • Shoe industry
  • Textile industry

A wide variety of exposures are addressed including:

  • Diesel and gasoline engine exhaust
  • Solvents, e.g., degreasing solvents, trichloroethylene
  • Metals, e.g., lead
  • Metalworking fluids
  • Wood dust

For more information or to obtain these modules, please contact Dr. Melissa Friesen.