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.

Tularemia


Related Terms

  • Bacterium Tularense
  • Deer Fly Fever
  • Pasteurella Tularensis
  • Rabbit Fever

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Cardiovascular Internist
  • Dermatologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Hematologist
  • Nephrologist
  • Neurologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Otolaryngologist
  • Preventive Medicine Specialist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Rheumatologist

Factors Influencing Duration

Length of disability will be influenced by the severity of the symptoms, response to treatment, and the development of secondary infections. Immunosuppressed and elderly individuals are at greater risk for severe disease and may require a longer recovery period.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
021.0 - Tularemia, Ulceroglandular
021.1 - Tularemia, Enteric; Tularemia Cryptogenic, Intestinal, Typhoidal
021.2 - Tularemia, Pulmonary; Bronchopneumonic Tularemia
021.3 - Tularemia, Oculoglandular
021.8 - Tularemia, Other Specified; Generalized or Disseminated Tularemia, Glandular
021.9 - Tularemia, Unspecified

Causation and Known Risk Factors

Risk factors include geographic location (in the US, more than half of reported cases occur in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas), outdoor work, residence in a rural area, handling wild game, gardening and landscaping, veterinary practice, and laboratory work. Hunters and trappers, butchers, fur handlers, and laboratory workers are the individuals most commonly infected. In the Midwest, tularemia occurs most frequently in the summer when ticks and deer flies are common. East of the Mississippi River, most cases are seen in the winter when cottontail rabbits are hunted. Elderly individuals and individuals with a compromised immune system are at a higher risk for more severe disease. Although all races and both sexes are equally susceptible to tularemia, more men become infected, because they are more likely to participate in activities that bring them into contact with animals that carry the disease.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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