This section identifies the typical hours worked, the workplace environment, susceptibility to injury, special equipment, and physical activities and the extent of travel required. In many occupations people work regular business hours-40 hours a week, Monday through Friday-but many do not. For example, many doctors are required to work evenings and weekends.
The work setting can range from an office, to a hospital, to a mall, to an off-shore oil rig. Some occupations may be susceptible to injury, while other occupations have high job-related stress. Electronic semiconductor processors may wear protective clothing or equipment, some construction craft laborers do physically demanding work, and top executives may travel frequently.
These working conditions are defined within this section.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Used by permission.