Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

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Abdominal Adhesions
 
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Abrasions
 
Abscess, Anorectal
 
Abscess, Ischiorectal
 
Anaphylactic Shock
 
Anemia
 
Angioedema
 
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
 
Aspiration
 
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Burn Of Eye
 
Caisson Disease
 
Cardiac Arrest
 
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Corneal Abrasion
 
Crush Injury
 
Deep Vein Thrombosis
 
Dehydration
 
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Dyspnea
 
Esophageal Varices
 
Excision Of Nail, Nail Bed, Or Nail Fold
 
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Heat Stroke
 
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Hepatic Coma
 
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Nasogastric Intubation
 
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Open Wound
 
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Open-Chest Cardiac Massage
 
Osteochondritis Dissecans
 
Osteomyelitis
 
Osteoporosis
 
Pain In Limb
 
Palpitations
 
Pancreatic Pseudocyst
 
Pilonidal Cyst
 
Pleurodynia
 
Pneumothorax
 
Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac, Or Other Plant Dermatitis
 
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Puncture Wound
 
Radiodermatitis
 
Repair, Esophageal Varices
 
Septic Shock
 
Shock
 
Spinal Cord Injury
 
Subdural Hemorrhage
 
Suture Of Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue
 
Tachycardia, Paroxysmal Supraventricular
 
Tetany
 
Thoracic Aneurysm
 
Thoracotomy
 
Thrombocytopenia
 
Toxic Effects, Arsenic And Compounds
 
Toxic Effects, Carbon Monoxide
 
Toxic Effects, Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Solvents
 
Toxic Effects, Mushrooms
 
Toxic Shock Syndrome
 
Tracheostomy
 
Transfusion Of Blood And Blood Components
 
Trauma
 
Tympanum Perforation
 
Urethral Catheterization
 
Vasovagal Syncope
 
Ventricular Fibrillation
 
Ventricular Premature Contractions
 
Vitamin C Deficiency
 
Vitamin K Deficiency



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