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Exposed to extreme temperature at current job

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who were employed in the last two weeks, WEXTEMP reports whether in her/his present job, she/he is exposed to extreme temperatures that could endanger her/his own health.

This variable was introduced in 1985 as part of a series of variables with information on occupational safety and health. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1985: Sample persons age 18+ who were employed in the past 2 weeks.


  • 1985