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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Paget's Disease Of Bone
 
Paget's Disease Of Breast
 
Pain In Limb
 
Pain, Chronic
 
Palpitations
 
Pancreatectomy
 
Pancreatic Pseudocyst
 
Pancreaticoduodenectomy
 
Pancreaticojejunostomy
 
Pancreatitis
 
Panhypopituitarism
 
Panic Disorder
 
Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia
 
Paracentesis
 
Paralysis, Paraplegia, And Quadriplegia
 
Paranoid Personality Disorder
 
Paraovarian Cyst
 
Paresthesia
 
Parkinson's Disease
 
Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
 
Patella Chondromalacia
 
Pellagra
 
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
 
Pemphigus
 
Peptic Ulcer Disease
 
Pericardiectomy
 
Pericarditis, Acute
 
Pericarditis, Chronic Constrictive
 
Perineorrhaphy
 
Periodontitis
 
Peripheral Neuropathy
 
Peripheral Vascular Disease
 
Peritonitis
 
Pernicious Anemia
 
Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
 
Pharyngitis, Acute
 
Phencyclidine Use Disorder
 
Pheochromocytoma
 
Phobias, Specific
 
Phobic Disorders
 
Physical Therapy
 
Pilonidal Cyst
 
Pineal Gland Neoplasm
 
Pityriasis Rosea
 
Placenta Accreta
 
Placenta Previa
 
Plantar Fasciitis
 
Pleural Biopsy
 
Pleurisy
 
Pleurodynia
 
Pneumoconiosis
 
Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
 
Pneumonectomy
 
Pneumonia
 
Pneumothorax
 
Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac, Or Other Plant Dermatitis
 
Poisoning
 
Poisoning, Iron
 
Poisoning, Vitamin A
 
Poisoning, Vitamin B
 
Poisoning, Vitamin D
 
Poisoning, Vitamin K
 
Poisoning, Vitamins
 
Polio
 
Polyarteritis Nodosa
 
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
 
Polycythemia Vera
 
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
 
Polysubstance Dependence
 
Porphyria
 
Portal Systemic Shunt
 
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
 
Post-Polio Syndrome
 
Postconcussion Syndrome
 
Postmenopausal Bleeding
 
Postpartum Mastitis
 
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
 
Pott Disease
 
Pre-Eclampsia And Eclampsia
 
Pregnancy, Complications
 
Pregnancy, Ectopic
 
Pregnancy, Multiple Gestation
 
Pregnancy, Normal
 
Premature Beats
 
Premature Labor
 
Premature Rupture Of Membranes
 
Premenstrual Syndrome
 
Prinzmetal's Angina
 
Proctitis
 
Prostatectomy
 
Prostatic Hyperplasia
 
Prostatitis
 
Pruritus Ani
 
Psoriasis
 
Psoriatic Arthritis
 
Psychoanalysis
 
Psychopharmacotherapy
 
Psychosexual Disorders
 
Psychotherapy, Group
 
Psychotherapy, Individual
 
Psychotic Disorder, Brief
 
Psychotic Disorder, Unspecified
 
Pterygium
 
Pulmonary Edema
 
Pulmonary Function Tests
 
Puncture Wound
 
Purpura Simplex
 
Pyelonephritis, Acute
 
Pyelonephritis, Chronic
 
Pyloric Stenosis, Acquired (Adult) Hypertrophic
 
Pyloroplasty
 
Pyuria



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