Understand the physical demand of your job

Follow three simple steps to find out more about moving and handling heavy loads at work.

(0-10lbs)
(10-20lbs)
(20-50lbs)
(50-100lbs)
(100lbs)
up to 1/3 (33%) of the day
up to 2/3 (66%) of the day
up to 3/3 (100%) of the day
2/3 (66%) or more of the day
2/3 (66%) or more of the day
2/3 (66%) or more of the day
2/3 (66%) or more of the day

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Exerting up to 10lbs 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 all other sedentary criteria are met. It is also important to understand how often you move and handle loads. Frequency (never, occasional, frequent, constant) “Occasionally” is defined as an activity or condition, which exists up to one-third of the time. “Time” refers to the actual number of minutes spent working, not the number of minutes the individual is in the workplace.
Exerting up to 20lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10lbs of force frequently and/or negligible amounts of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands 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 arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and the worker sits for most of the important to understand how often you move and handle loads. Frequency (never, occasional, frequent, constant) “Occasionally” is defined as an activity or condition, which exists up to one-third of the time, while “frequently” is an activity or condition that exists from one-third to two-thirds of the time and “constantly” is an activity or condition that exists for two-thirds or more of the time. “Time” refers to the actual number of minutes spent working, not the number of minutes the individual is in the workplace.
Exerting up to 50lbs of force on an occasional basis, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs of force constantly to move objects. It is also important to understand how often you move and handle loads. Frequency (never, occasional, frequent, constant) “Occasionally” is defined as an activity or condition, which exists up to one-third of the time, while “frequently” is an activity or condition that exists from one-third to two-thirds of the time and “constantly” is an activity or condition that exists for two-thirds or more of the time. “Time” refers to the actual number of minutes spent working, not the number of minutes the individual is in the workplace.
Exerting up to 100lbs of force on an occasional basis, and/or up to 50lbs frequently, and/or up to 20lbs of force constantly to move objects. It is also important to understand how often you move and handle loads. Frequency (never, occasional, frequent, constant) “Occasionally” is defined as an activity or condition, which exists up to one-third of the time, while “frequently” is an activity or condition that exists from one-third to two-thirds of the time and “constantly” is an activity or condition that exists for two-thirds or more of the time. “Time” refers to the actual number of minutes spent working, not the number of minutes the individual is in the workplace.
Exerting in excess of 100lbs of force on an occasional basis, and/or in excess of 50lbs frequently, and/or in excess of 20lbs of force constantly to move objects. It is also important to understand how often you move and handle loads. Frequency (never, occasional, frequent, constant) “Occasionally” is defined as an activity or condition, which exists up to one-third of the time, while “frequently” is an activity or condition that exists from one-third to two-thirds of the time and “constantly” is an activity or condition that exists for two-thirds or more of the time. “Time” refers to the actual number of minutes spent working, not the number of minutes the individual is in the workplace.