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.

Trachoma


Related Terms

  • Contagious Granulomatous Conjunctivitis
  • Egyptian Ophthalmia
  • Granular Conjunctivitis
  • Granulomatous Conjunctivitis

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Infectious Disease Internist
  • Ophthalmologist

Comorbid Conditions

  • Compromised immune system

Factors Influencing Duration

The length of disability is influenced by the severity of the infection and the length of time the infection was untreated. If complications occur, treatment may lengthen the period of disability.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
076.0 - Trachoma, Initial Stage; Trachoma Dubium
076.1 - Trachoma, Active Stage; Granular Conjunctivitis; Trachomatous: Follicular Conjunctivitis; Pannus
076.9 - Trachoma, Unspecified; Trachoma NOS
139.1 - Late Effects of Trachoma

Ability to Work (Return to Work Considerations)

For a successful recovery, the individual needs to wash his or her hands and face frequently and thus needs easy access to a restroom or washroom. If vision is impaired, tasks requiring close vision, detailed work, or driving should be avoided, and reassignment to less visually intensive work may be required.

Risk: To prevent transmission, close physical contact with others should be avoided until the infection clears. Individuals whose jobs require close contact (e.g., nurses, physicians, daycare providers) may require a leave of absence until the active infection resolves. It is important to treat the individual's family members at the same time as the infected individual to prevent recurrence. In an immune compromised individual, working with heavy public contact, indigent or incarcerated populations, or in health care settings, may place the individual at increased risk of further or recurrent infection. A person with symptom onset within the last 24-48 hours will be at a more infectious state and should avoid working in settings with immune compromised individuals. Some risk can be mitigated by frequent hand washing, gloves, or masks.

Capacity: Capacity is dependent whether vision loss has occurred.

Tolerance: Tolerance varies from individual to individual, and may be improved through frequent face washing and eye ointment application. Worksite accommodations for limited sight during recovery may encourage early return to work.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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