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

Comorbid Conditions

  • Immune system disorders

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

Overview

Tularemia is a zoonotic infection (i.e., a disease of animals that can be transmitted to humans) caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. It is transmitted from wild animals (in the US, wild cottontail rabbits are the main source of the disease) to humans by direct contact with infected animal tissues or through an insect bite, such as that from a tick or deer fly. Airborne bacteria can be inhaled into the lungs. Tularemia may also be transmitted when eating inadequately cooked meat or drinking contaminated water, although such transmissions are rare. Most cases of tularemia are characterized by fever, chills, fatigue, and a generalized feeling of illness (malaise), but severe cases can result in a widespread, life-threatening disease. Tularemia is a reportable disease in the US.

There are several forms of tularemia: ulceroglandular, glandular, typhoidal, pneumonic, oropharyngeal, and oculoglandular (see History).

Tularemia is of concern to the US government as a possible weapon of biological warfare. When inhaled, fewer than 100 organisms can infect an individual and cause severe respiratory infection within a few days. In the past a vaccine was used to protect laboratory workers. It is no longer available, but a new vaccine is in clinical trials as of 2004.

Incidence and Prevalence: In the US, a few hundred cases are seen per year (Cleveland).Outside the US, the incidence of tularemia is highest in northern regions, such as Russia and the Scandinavian countries ("Tularemia"). Tularemia is not found in Africa or South America (Cleveland). As of 2012, one case had been reported in Tasmania, Australia, which may indicate that the disease has found its way to the Southern Hemisphere ("Tularemia").

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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