Table 1

Characteristics of the Study Population

Study Participant

Organizational Affiliation

Work Site(s)

Job Title

Work Duration


1

Construction

Barge

Rotating Foreman

>90 days


2

Construction

Landfill

Dump Truck Owner

>90 days


3

Fire Department

Landfill

Firefighter

>90 days


4

Fire Department

Landfill

Firefighter

7 - <30 days


5

Police Department

Landfill

Lieutenant

30 - 90 days


6

Police Department

Landfill

Police Officer

7 - <30 days


7

Police Department

Landfill

Police Officer

30 - 90 days


8

Police Department

lower Manhattan Pier

Sergeant

30 - 90 days


9

Public Agency

Landfill

Project Manager

>90 days


10

Public Agency

Landfill

Detective

7 - <30 days


11

Public Agency

lower Manhattan Pier

Director of Operations

>90 days


12

Sanitation

Barge and Landfill

Truck Driver

30 - 90 days


13

Sanitation

Barge and Landfill

Sanitation Worker

7 - <30 days


14

Sanitation

Landfill

Superintendent

30 - 90 days


15

Sanitation

Landfill

Supervisor

7 - <30 days


16

Sanitation

Landfill

Auto Mechanic

>90 days


17

Sanitation

lower Manhattan Pier

Sanitation Worker

30 - 90 days


18

Volunteer

Landfill

Truck Dispatcher

30 - 90 days


19

Volunteer

Landfill

Cook

<7 days


20

Volunteer

lower Manhattan Pier

Volunteer

<7 days


Ekenga et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:321   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-321

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