r2p Library

Work-Related Task Lists by Construction Occupation

CPWR developed these lists of tasks done by construction workers in a wide range of jobs for people in the industry to use them in a variety of ways. For example, workers can take the task list to their doctors to help their providers understand what is involved in their job and what care, workplace accommodations, or other considerations their physicians may recommend.1 It can also be used by employers to inform pre-job planning and by safety and health researchers to improve study design.

The following occupations are included in the document, which is available in English and Spanish.

  • Boilermakers
  • Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons
  • Carpenters
  • Cellular Tower Installers/Repairers
  • Cement Masons
  • Construction Laborers
  • Construction Managers
  • Drywall Finishers
  • Electricians
  • Elevator Constructors
  • Explosives Workers and Blasters
  • Fence Erectors
  • Floor Coverers
  • Glaziers
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
  • Insulators
  • Iron Workers
  • Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
  • Millwrights
  • Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
  • Painters, Paperhangers, and Tapers
  • Pile Driver Operators
  • Pipelayers
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • Riggers
  • Roofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians
  • Telecommunications
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers


1 Information is based on the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) and a list of a list of construction occupations identified by ApprenticeshipUSA. The list was reviewed and edited with support from industry representatives, with some ooccupations removed or consolidated for our purposes. Details are noted beneath each individual task list along with links to the relevant O*NET descriptions.