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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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Cardiac Pacemaker Insertion
 
Cardiac Stress Test
 
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Cardiomyopathy
 
Cardiovascular Disease In Pregnancy
 
Carotid Artery Occlusion
 
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Carpal Tunnel Release
 
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Caruncle Of The Urethra, Benign
 
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Cataract Surgery
 
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Cervical Biopsy
 
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Cervical Conization
 
Cervical Cryotherapy
 
Cervical Disc Disorder With Myelopathy
 
Cervical Dysplasia
 
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
 
Complications Of Devices, Implants, And Grafts
 
Computerized Tomography
 
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Conjunctivitis
 
Constipation
 
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Cor Pulmonale, Acute And Chronic
 
Corn And Callus, Infected
 
Corneal Abrasion
 
Corneal Transplant
 
Corneal Ulcer
 
Coronary Angiography
 
Coronary Atherosclerosis
 
Coronary Balloon Angioplasty
 
Coronary Bypass
 
Coronary Thrombolysis
 
Costochondritis
 
Craniectomy
 
Craniotomy
 
Crohn's Disease
 
Crush Injury
 
Cryotherapy, Genital Warts (Female)
 
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Cryptococcosis
 
Curvature Of The Spine, Acquired
 
Cushing's Syndrome
 
Cystectomy
 
Cystitis, Acute
 
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Cystocele Or Rectocele
 
Cystoscopy, Transurethral
 
Cystourethroplasty Of Bladder Neck
 
Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder
 
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