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Group Definitions Miscellaneous - International Labour

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Group Definitions Miscellaneous - International Labour ...

     International Labour Organization

     Organisation internationale du Travail

     Organización Internacional del Trabajo

    Updating the

    International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO)

    Draft ISCO-08 Group Definitions:

    Miscellaneous Occupations

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

ISCO 08 Code

    516

    Title EN

    Other personal services workers

    Lead Statement

     Other personal services workers perform various tasks in order to improve the appearance of individuals, provide companionship or look after the wardrobe and other personal effects of employers, or provide embalming and funeral services.

     Tasks performed usually include: cutting and dressing hair; shaving and trimming beards; giving beauty treatment and applying cosmetics and make-up; shaping and polishing finger- and toe- nails and treating minor ailments of the human foot; attending to clients taking baths and administering elementary massage; providing companionship or valet services and other personal services to clients; providing embalming and funeral services.

     Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

     - 5161 Astrologers, fortune-tellers and related workers

     -5162 Companions and valets

     -5163 Undertakers and embalmers

     -5164 Pet groomers and animal care workers

     -5165 Driving instructors

     -5169 Personal services workers not elsewhere classified

    Excluded occupations

    Notes

    Comments

    ISCO 88 Code(s)

ISCO 08 Code

    5161

    Title EN

    Astrologers, fortune-tellers and related workers

    Lead Statement

     Astrologers, fortune-tellers and related workers recount past and predict future events in persons’ lives by practicing astrology, on the basis of characteristics of the clients’ palms, samples of playing

    cards drawn or other techniques.

Task statement

     Tasks include:

    (a) casting horoscopes of individuals at birth or later to recount past and forecast future events and

    conditions of their lives;

    (b) interpreting characteristics of clients’ palms, samples of playing cards, position of tea leaves or

    coffee remnants in a cup, shapes and patterns of bones of dead animals, etc.; (c) forecasting future events on the basis of these interpretations; (d) determining auspicious times for various human activities such as inaugurations, marriages,

    journeys and religious and other ceremonies;

    (e) giving warnings and advice on possible courses of action;

    (f) advising individuals on precautions to be taken to avoid evil influences.

     Included occupations

     -Astrologer

     -Fortune-teller

     -Numerologist

     -Palmist

Excluded occupations

     -Witch doctor- 3230

     -Faith healer - 5169

    Notes

    ISCO 88 Code(s)

    5151, 5152

ISCO 08 Code

    5162

    Title EN

    Companions and valets

    Lead Statement

     Companions and valets provide companionship and attend to the employer.

    Task statement

     Tasks include:

    (a) providing companionship to employer by accompanying him/her to various places, reading,

    conversing and participating in activities such as sports; (b) assisting in entertaining visitors in employer's home; (c) keeping wardrobe and personal effects of the employer in good order.

Included occupations

     Examples of the occupations classified here:

     - Companion

     - Valet

Excluded occupations

     Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

     - Social escort - 5169

     - Dancing partner - 5169

Notes

    ISCO 88 Code(s)

    5142

ISCO 08 Code

    5163

    Title EN

    Undertakers and embalmers

    Lead Statement

     Undertakers and embalmers perform various tasks in the disposal of dead human bodies. Task statement

     Tasks include:

    (a) making arrangements for, and conducting, funerals, cremations and burials; (b) embalming human bodies to retard or arrest the process of decay;

    (c) conforming to health and sanitation and ensuring that legal requirements concerning

    embalming are met;

    (d) incising and closing incisions on various parts of the body and reshaping or reconstructing

    disfigured or maimed bodies when necessary;

    (e) dressing bodies and placing them in caskets;

    (f) conducting interviews to arrange for preparation of obituary notices, to assist with the selection

    of caskets or urns, and to determine the location and time of burials or cremations.

Included occupations

     Examples of the occupations classified here:

     - Embalmer

     - Undertaker

Excluded occupations

    Notes

    ISCO 88 Code(s)

    5143

ISCO 08 Code

    5164

    Title EN

    Pet groomers and animal care workers

    Lead Statement

     Pet groomers and animal care workers feed, handle, train and groom animals and assist veterinarians, animal health technologists and technicians in veterinary facilities, animal shelters, breeding and boarding kennels, zoos, laboratories, retail pet shops, riding schools, dog training schools pet grooming and similar establishments,

Task statement

     Tasks include:

    (a) bathing and feeding animals;

    (b) leading or carrying animals to treatment room and holding them during treatment; (c) cleaning and sterilising veterinary surgical instruments;

    (d) labelling drugs, chemicals and other pharmaceutical preparations and replenishing stock; (e) sterilising bottles, beakers and other equipment;

    (f) cleaning, organizing, and disinfecting animal quarters such as pens, stables, cages, and yards,

    and animal equipment such as saddles and bridles;

    (g) collecting and recording animal information such as weight, size, physical condition and ,

    treatments received, medications given, and food intake;

    (h) training animals to develop and maintain desired animal behaviors for competition,

    entertainment, obedience, security, riding and related areas;

    (i) grooming animals by performing tasks such as washing, brushing, clipping, and trimming coats,

    cutting nails and cleaning ears.

Included occupations

     Examples of the occupations classified here:

     - Dog trainer

     - Horse breaker

     - Pharmacy aid

     - Veterinary aid

     - Zoo keeper

Excluded occupations

    Notes

    ISCO 88 Code(s)

    5139, part

ISCO 08 Code

    5165

    Title EN

    Driving instructors

Lead Statement

    Driving instructors teach how to drive motor vehicles.

Task statement

     Tasks include:

    (a) instructing students under actual driving conditions, and explaining and demonstrating the

    operation of brakes, clutch, gear selection, automatic transmission, signals and lights; (b) teaching road traffic regulations;

    (c) teaching road craft and road safety;

    (d) advising students when they are ready to undergo driving examination; (e) advising on and teaching advanced driving techniques required for emergency situations; (f) illustrating and explaining handling and mechanical operation of motor vehicles and driving

    techniques using blackboard diagrams and audiovisual aids.

    Included occupations

     - Driving instructor

    Excluded occupations

     -Flying instructor

    Notes

    ISCO 88 Code(s)

    3340, part

ISCO 08 Code

    5169

Title EN

    Personal services workers not elsewhere classified

    Lead Statement

     This unit group covers personal services workers not classified elsewhere in Sub-major group 51 Personal services worker. For instance, those who undertake to treat human ailments using faith and who provide services and companionship as dancing partners, social escorts, and night-club hostesses or hosts are classified here.

Task statement

     In such cases tasks would include:

    (a) accompanying clients to restaurants and other outings;

    (b) acting as a dancing partner;

    (c) welcoming clients to a night-club and ensuring that they are entertained well; (d) treating human ailments using faith and the power of the human mind alone.

Included occupations

     Examples of the occupations classified here:

     - Social escort

     - Club host

     - Club hostess

     - Dancing partner

Excluded occupations

     Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

     - Herbalist - 3230

     - Village healer - 3230

     - Witch doctor- 3230

     - Companion - 5162-

Notes

     Countries that have a requirement to compile statistics on those who provide sexual services to clients on a commercial basis should include them in unit group 5169, Other personal service workers not elsewhere classified. If there is a need, in national adaptations of ISCO-08, to identify this group separately from other occupational groups included in unit group 5169, use of unit group code 5168 is recommended for this purpose.

    ISCO 88 Code(s)

    5149

ISCO 08 Code

    7541

    Title EN

    Underwater divers

Lead Statement

     Underwater workers work under the surface of water, using underwater breathing apparatus to inspect, install, repair, and remove equipment and structures, conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, photograph structures or marine life or find and recover missing items and persons.

Task statement

     Tasks include:

    (a) taking safety precautions, such as monitoring dive lengths and depths, and registering with

    authorities before diving expeditions begin;

    (b) checking and maintaining diving equipment such as helmets, masks, air tanks, diving suits,

    harnesses and gauges;

    (c) descending into water with the aid of diver helpers, using scuba gear or diving suits (d) working under water to lay and repair bridges, piers and harbour-wall foundations; (e) inspecting for suspected damage and making minor repairs to ships' hulls and underwater

    installations;

    (f) reporting on condition of wrecked ships;

    (g) removing underwater obstructions;

    (h) drilling holes for underwater blasting;

    (i) performing various underwater tasks connected with salvage work or recovering dead bodies; (j) communicating with workers on the surface while underwater, using signal lines or telephones; (k) obtaining information about diving tasks and environmental conditions.

Included occupations

     Examples of the occupations classified here:

     - Salvage frogman

     - Underwater worker

Excluded occupations

    Notes

    ISCO 88 Code(s)

    7216

ISCO 08 Code

    7543

    Title EN

    Product graders and testers (except foods and beverages)

    Lead Statement

     Product graders and testers (except foods and beverages) inspect , test, sort, sample, and weigh raw

    materials, manufactured components and non-comestible goods produced or sold, to ensure compliance with quality standards and to identify defects, wear, and deviations from specifications, and to grade and classify them according to their quality.

Task statement

     Tasks include:

    (a) inspecting and testing products, parts and materials for conformity with specifications and

    standards;

    (b) grading and classifying natural textile fibres for spinning and winding; (c) discarding or rejecting products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications; (d) analyzing and interpreting blueprints, data, manuals, and other materials to determine

    specifications, inspection and testing procedures;

    (e) notifying supervisors and other personnel of production problems, and assisting in identifying

    and correcting these problems;

    (f) recording inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content,

    and quantities inspected or graded;

    (g) marking items with details such as grade and acceptance or rejection status; (h) measuring dimensions of products using instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or

    micrometers;

    (i) analyzing test data and making computations as necessary to determine test results.

Included occupations

     - Quality inspector

     - Product grader

     -Wool classer

    Excluded occupations

     - Vehicle inspector 3115

     - Product safety inspector - 3257

     - Fruit grader 7515

     - Vegetable grader 7515

     - Fur grader 7531

     - Pelt grader - 7535

     Notes

     ISCO 88 Code(s)

     3152, part

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