Code of Federal Regulations § 404.1567

§ 404.1567. forcible effort requirements .

To determine the physical effort requirements of solve in the national economy, we classify jobs as sedentary, light, culture medium, heavy, and very heavy. These terms have the same think of as they have in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, published by the Department of Labor. In making disability determinations under this subpart, we use the following definitions :
( a ) sedentary work. sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a meter and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walk and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walk and standing are required occasionally and early sedentary criteria are met .
( barn ) Light exploit. light work involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lift or carry of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. even though the weight unit lifted may be very little, a job is in this category when it requires a good deal of walking or standing, or when it involves sitting most of the time with some pushing and pull of arm or leg controls. To be considered able of performing a full or wide range of unaccented work, you must have the ability to do well all of these activities. If person can do lightly study, we determine that he or she can besides do sedentary exercise, unless there are extra limiting factors such as personnel casualty of fine dexterity or inability to sit for long periods of time.

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( coulomb ) Medium work. Medium work involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with patronize plagiarize or have a bun in the oven of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. If person can do medium knead, we determine that he or she can besides do sedentary and sparkle work.

( five hundred ) Heavy work. Heavy bring involves lifting no more than 100 pounds at a meter with frequent lift or dribble of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. If person can do heavy make, we determine that he or she can besides do culture medium, light, and sedentary work .
( east ) very heavy ferment. very heavy exercise involves lifting objects weighing more than 100 pounds at a time with frequent rise or carry of objects weighing 50 pounds or more. If person can do very heavy make, we determine that he or she can besides do big, medium, fall and sedentary exploit .

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