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.

Pneumonia


Related Terms

  • Atypical Pneumonia
  • Bacterial Pneumonia
  • Bronchopneumonia
  • Community-acquired Pneumonia
  • Eaton's Pneumonia
  • Hospital-acquired Pneumonia
  • Lobar Pneumonia
  • Nosocomial Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Primary Atypical Pneumonia
  • Viral Pneumonia
  • Walking Pneumonia

Specialists

  • Critical Care Internist
  • Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Infectious Disease Internist
  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Pulmonologist

Comorbid Conditions

  • Alcoholism
  • Chronic cardiopulmonary disorders
  • Chronic medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, kidney disease)
  • Immunosuppression (e.g., AIDS, chemotherapy, cancer, immunosuppressive medications)
  • Tobacco abuse

Factors Influencing Duration

Length of disability may be influenced by the age of the individual, general state of health, underlying chronic medical conditions, severity of the pneumonia, complications, immunocompetence, type of organism causing the pneumonia, susceptibility of the organism to prescribed treatment, individual's compliance with treatment, and cigarette smoking.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
480.0 - Viral Pneumonia Due to Adenovirus
480.1 - Viral Pneumonia Due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus
480.2 - Viral Pneumonia Due to Parainfluenza Virus
480.8 - Viral Pneumonia Due to Other Virus Not Elsewhere Classified
480.9 - Viral Pneumonia, Unspecified
481 - Pneumococcal Pneumonia
482.0 - Pneumonia Due to Klebsiella Pneumoniae
482.1 - Pneumonia Due to Pseudomonas
482.2 - Pneumonia Due to Hemophilus Influenzae
482.30 - Pneumonia Due to Streptococcus, Unspecified
482.31 - Pneumonia Due to Streptococcus; Group A
482.32 - Pneumonia Due to Streptococcus; Group B
482.39 - Pneumonia Due to Streptococcus; Other Streptococcus
482.40 - Pneumonia Due to Staphylococcus, Unspecified
482.41 - Methicillin susceptible pneumonia due to Staphylococcus aureus; MSSA pneumonia; Pneumonia due to Staphylococcus aureus NOS
482.42 - Methicillin resistant pneumonia due to Staphylococcus aureus
482.49 - Pneumonia Due to Staphylococcus, Other Staphylococcus
482.81 - Pneumonia Due to Other Specified Bacteria, Anaerobes; Gram-negative Anaerobes; Bacteroides (Melaninogenicus)
482.82 - Pneumonia Due to Other Specified Bacteria, Escherichia coli [E. coli]
482.89 - Pneumonia Due to Other Specified Bacteria, Other Specified Bacteria
482.9 - Pneumonia Due to Other Specified Bacteria, Bacterial Pneumonia Unspecified
483.1 - Pneumonia Due to Other Specified Organism, Chlamydia
483.8 - Pneumonia Due to Other Specified Organism, Other Specified Organism
484.1 - Pneumonia in Cytomegalic Inclusion Disease
484.3 - Pneumonia in Whooping Cough
484.5 - Pneumonia in Anthrax
484.6 - Pneumonia in Aspergillosis
484.7 - Pneumonia in Other Systemic Mycoses
484.8 - Pneumonia in Other Infectious Diseases Classified Elsewhere
485 - Bronchopneumonia, Organism Unspecified
486 - Pneumonia, Organism Unspecified
487.0 - Influenza with Pneumonia
507.0 - Pneumonitis Due to Inhalation of Food or Vomitus

Differential Diagnosis

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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