KEY TO TERMS: Sitting for 6 hours of an 8 hour work day with lifting of no
Sedentary Work more than 10 pounds occasionally. Possible frequent lifting of
small objects weighing less than 10 pounds such as files and
Light Work (not to be confused with the terms of Lifting no more than 20 pounds on an occasional basis and up
modified or transitional work) to 10 pounds frequently. Typically requires standing and
walking for 6 hours of an 8 hour day (certain light jobs may
require continuous sitting and entail the consistent use of
either hand or foot controls).
Medium Work Maximum occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds; frequent lifting
of up to 25 pounds. Typically on feet 6 hours of an eight hour
Heavy Work Maximum lifting of up to 100 pounds with frequent lifting of
weights up to 50 pounds. Typically standing and walking of 6
hours out of an 8 hour day.
Very Heavy Work Maximum lifting of over 100 pounds with frequent lifting of
weights up to 50 pounds. Standing and walking for the
majority of the work day.
The following three frequency levels are also defined by the Department of Labor(DOL) and applied to work tasks i.e. rare to occasional
(R/O), frequent (F) and constant (C). The DOL definitions of frequencies are:
Rare to Occasional (R/O) 0-20 times during a shift or 33% of the time
Frequent (F) 20-100 times during a shift or 33-66% of the time
Constant (C) Over 100 times during a shift or 66-100%
Approved by Supervisor: Lyle Peters 2/29/16