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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Tachycardia, Paroxysmal Supraventricular
 
Tarsal Tunnel Release
 
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
 
Temporal Arteritis
 
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
 
Tendinitis
 
Tendon Sheath Incision
 
Tenosynovitis
 
Tenosynovitis, Radial Styloid
 
Tenotomy
 
Tension Headache
 
Tetanus
 
Tetany
 
Thalamotomy
 
Thalassemia
 
Thoracentesis
 
Thoracic Aneurysm
 
Thoracic Disc Disorder With Myelopathy
 
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
 
Thoracic Spine Pain
 
Thoracostomy
 
Thoracotomy
 
Threatened Abortion
 
Thrombectomy
 
Thrombocytopenia
 
Thrombophlebitis
 
Thymectomy
 
Thyroidectomy
 
Thyroiditis
 
Tics
 
Tinea
 
Tinnitus
 
Tobacco Use Disorder
 
Toenail, Ingrown
 
Tonic-Clonic Seizure
 
Tonsillectomy And Adenoidectomy
 
Tonsillitis And Adenoiditis
 
Tooth Extraction
 
Torticollis
 
Total Reconstruction Of Breast
 
Toxic Effects, Arsenic And Compounds
 
Toxic Effects, Beryllium
 
Toxic Effects, Cadmium
 
Toxic Effects, Carbon Disulfide
 
Toxic Effects, Carbon Monoxide
 
Toxic Effects, Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Solvents
 
Toxic Effects, Chlorine
 
Toxic Effects, Chromium
 
Toxic Effects, Fish And Shellfish
 
Toxic Effects, Formaldehyde
 
Toxic Effects, Hydrochloric Acid
 
Toxic Effects, Hydrofluoric Acid
 
Toxic Effects, Isopropyl Alcohol
 
Toxic Effects, Lead (Inorganic Compounds)
 
Toxic Effects, Mercury
 
Toxic Effects, Methyl Alcohol
 
Toxic Effects, Methyl Bromide
 
Toxic Effects, Mushrooms
 
Toxic Effects, Nickel And Inorganic Compounds
 
Toxic Effects, Organophosphate And Carbamate Pesticides
 
Toxic Effects, Plants (Genus Toxicodendron)
 
Toxic Shock Syndrome
 
Toxoplasmosis
 
Trabeculectomy
 
Trabeculoplasty
 
Tracheostomy
 
Trachoma
 
Traction
 
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
 
Transfer Of Nerve, Ulnar (Transposition)
 
Transfusion Of Blood And Blood Components
 
Transient Ischemic Attack
 
Transurethral Balloon Dilation Of Prostatic Urethra
 
Transurethral Incision Of Bladder Neck
 
Transurethral Removal Of Obstruction From Ureter
 
Transurethral Resection Of Prostate
 
Trauma
 
Traveler's Diarrhea
 
Tremor
 
Trichinosis
 
Trichomoniasis
 
Trigeminal Neuralgia
 
Trigger Finger Or Thumb
 
Tubal Ligation
 
Tuberculosis, Respiratory
 
Tularemia
 
Tumor, Benign
 
Tympanoplasty
 
Tympanum Perforation
 
Typhoid Fever
 
Typhus Fever



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