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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Absence Seizures
 
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
 
Alcohol And Drug Detoxification And Rehabilitation
 
Alcoholism
 
Alzheimer's Disease
 
Amblyopia, Toxic
 
Amnesia
 
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
 
Aortic Aneurysm
 
Aphasia
 
Arterial Embolism And Thrombosis
 
Aseptic Meningitis
 
Astrocytoma
 
Atherosclerosis And Arteriosclerosis
 
Atrophy, Muscular
 
Atrophy, Muscular (Progressive)
 
Behçet's Disease
 
Bell's Palsy
 
Biceps Tendinitis
 
Botulism
 
Brachial Neuropathy
 
Brain Abscess
 
Brain Injury
 
Brucellosis
 
Cancer, Brain
 
Carotid Artery Occlusion
 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
 
Cauda Equina Syndrome
 
Cerebral Aneurysm (Non-Ruptured)
 
Cerebral Contusion, Closed
 
Cerebral Hemorrhage
 
Cerebral Palsy
 
Cerebrovascular Accident
 
Cerebrovascular Disease
 
Cervical Disc Disorder With Myelopathy
 
Cervicobrachial Syndrome
 
Cluster Headache
 
Coccidioidomycosis
 
Coma
 
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
 
Concussion
 
Crush Injury
 
Cryptococcosis
 
Curvature Of The Spine, Acquired
 
Degeneration, Cervical Intervertebral Disc
 
Degeneration, Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
 
Delirium
 
Dementia, Alzheimer's Type, With Delusions (Late Onset)
 
Dermatomyositis
 
Diabetes Insipidus
 
Diabetes Mellitus Type 1
 
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
 
Diabetic Neuropathy
 
Dislocation
 
Dislocation, Cervical Vertebra
 
Displacement, Cervical Intervertebral Disc Without Myelopathy
 
Dizziness And Giddiness
 
Echinococcosis
 
Electroconvulsive Therapy
 
Electroencephalogram
 
Electromyography
 
Encephalitis
 
Encephalopathy
 
Epidural Hematoma
 
Epilepsy
 
Equine Encephalitis
 
Evoked Potentials
 
Fibromyalgia
 
Fracture, Cervical Spine (With Spinal Cord Injury)
 
Fracture, Cervical Spine (Without Spinal Cord Injury)
 
Fracture, Humerus, Distal
 
Fracture, Humerus, Proximal
 
Fracture, Radius, Proximal
 
Fracture, Skull (Closed)
 
Fracture, Thoracic Spine (With Spinal Cord Injury)
 
Fracture, Thoracic Spine (Without Spinal Cord Injury)
 
Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder
 
General Paresis
 
Glioma
 
Gonorrhea
 
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
 
Head Injury, Superficial
 
Headache
 
Hemiplegia
 
Hemophilia A
 
Hemophilia B
 
Hepatitis, Chronic
 
Herpes Zoster
 
Histoplasmosis
 
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
 
Huntington's Chorea
 
Hyperparathyroidism
 
Hypersomnia
 
Hyperventilation Syndrome
 
Infertility, Male
 
Insomnia
 
Intermittent Explosive Disorder
 
Intracranial Hemorrhage
 
Intracranial Hemorrhage, Closed
 
Jacksonian Seizure
 
Labyrinthitis
 
Low Back Pain
 
Lumbar Puncture
 
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
 
Lyme Disease
 
Major Neurocognitive Disorder
 
Malaise
 
Mastoidectomy
 
Mastoiditis
 
Measles
 
Ménière's Disease
 
Meningioma
 
Meningitis, Bacterial
 
Meningitis, Chronic
 
Migraine Headache
 
Multiple Sclerosis
 
Multiple System Atrophy
 
Mumps
 
Muscle Spasm
 
Myalgia And Myositis
 
Myasthenia Gravis
 
Myelopathy
 
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
 
Narcolepsy
 
Neck Pain
 
Nerve Conduction Studies
 
Nerve Injury
 
Nervousness
 
Neurofibromatosis
 
Neurogenic Bladder
 
Neuropathy Of Radial Nerve (Entrapment)
 
Neuropathy Of Ulnar Nerve (Entrapment)
 
Nystagmus
 
Obesity
 
Optic Atrophy
 
Optic Neuritis
 
Organic Psychosis
 
Osler-Weber-Rendu Disease
 
Otitis Externa, Infective
 
Otitis Media
 
Otosclerosis
 
Pain In Limb
 
Paralysis, Paraplegia, And Quadriplegia
 
Paresthesia
 
Parkinson's Disease
 
Pellagra
 
Peripheral Neuropathy
 
Pernicious Anemia
 
Phencyclidine Use Disorder
 
Pineal Gland Neoplasm
 
Pleurodynia
 
Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
 
Polio
 
Polyarteritis Nodosa
 
Polysubstance Dependence
 
Porphyria
 
Postconcussion Syndrome
 
Pott Disease
 
Rabies
 
Raynaud Phenomenon
 
Rehabilitation Therapy
 
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
 
Sarcoidosis
 
Seizures
 
Sepsis
 
Somatic Symptom Disorder
 
Somatic Symptom Disorder And Illness Anxiety Disorder
 
Spinal Cord Injury
 
Spinal Stenosis
 
Sprains And Strains, Cervical Spine (Neck)
 
St. Louis Encephalitis
 
Stimulant-Related Disorders (Amphetamine-Type Substance)
 
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Non-Traumatic)
 
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Traumatic)
 
Subdural Hemorrhage
 
Sympathectomy
 
Syphilis
 
Syringomyelia
 
Tension Headache
 
Tetanus
 
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Thalamotomy
 
Thoracic Disc Disorder With Myelopathy
 
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
 
Thymectomy
 
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Tinnitus
 
Tonic-Clonic Seizure
 
Torticollis
 
Toxic Effects, Arsenic And Compounds
 
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Transient Ischemic Attack
 
Tremor
 
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Tumor, Benign
 
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Urinary Incontinence In Women
 
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Vertigo
 
Vestibular Neuronitis
 
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency
 
Vitamin E Deficiency
 
Wilson's Disease



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