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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Face Lift
 
Factitious Disorder
 
Fasciotomy
 
Fever
 
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
 
Fibroid Tumor Of Uterus
 
Fibromyalgia
 
Filariasis
 
Fissurectomy, Anal
 
Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia
 
Folliculitis
 
Food Poisoning
 
Foreign Body, Cornea
 
Fracture
 
Fracture, Ankle
 
Fracture, Calcaneus
 
Fracture, Carpal Bones
 
Fracture, Cervical Spine (With Spinal Cord Injury)
 
Fracture, Cervical Spine (Without Spinal Cord Injury)
 
Fracture, Clavicle
 
Fracture, Femoral Neck
 
Fracture, Femur
 
Fracture, Fingers And Thumb
 
Fracture, Forefoot (Sesamoid, Phalanges)
 
Fracture, Humerus, Distal
 
Fracture, Humerus, Proximal
 
Fracture, Jaw (Mandible And Maxilla)
 
Fracture, Lumbosacral Spine (With Spinal Cord Injury)
 
Fracture, Lumbosacral Spine (Without Spinal Cord Injury)
 
Fracture, Metacarpal Bones
 
Fracture, Metatarsal Bones
 
Fracture, Midfoot (Cuboid, Cuneiform, Navicular)
 
Fracture, Nose
 
Fracture, Patella
 
Fracture, Pelvis
 
Fracture, Radius And Ulna, Distal
 
Fracture, Radius, Proximal
 
Fracture, Rib
 
Fracture, Sacrum
 
Fracture, Scapula
 
Fracture, Skull (Closed)
 
Fracture, Sternum (Closed)
 
Fracture, Talus
 
Fracture, Thoracic Spine (With Spinal Cord Injury)
 
Fracture, Thoracic Spine (Without Spinal Cord Injury)
 
Fracture, Tibia Or Fibula
 
Fracture, Vertebra
 
Fracture, Vertebra (Pathological)
 
Frostbite
 
Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder
 
Fundoplication, Esophageal
 
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