In transportation and material moving occupations, 48.7 percent of workers had a consistent and generally fast work pace. Within this occupational group, a consistent and generally fast work pace was required for 67.8 percent of packers and packagers and 82.9 percent of machine feeders and off-bearers.
The Occupational Requirements Survey captures information on job requirements in the following categories: physical demands; environmental conditions; education, training, and experience; as well as cognitive and mental requirements. Each category is highlighted below.
Cognitive and mental requirements
Verbal interactions were required once per day or less often for 3.3 percent of workers, 38.6 percent of workers required basic people skills, and 83.3 percent of workers were not required to supervise others. (See chart 2 and table 2.)
• Verbal interactions were required once per day or less often for 26.8 percent of sewing machine operators and for 33.6 percent of janitors and cleaners.
• Basic people skills were required for 85.4 percent of furniture finishers and for more than 99.5 percent of dishwashers.