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Light Examples...

Light Work Examples

Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or 

(2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing or pulling of arm or leg controls; or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible. 

L:1 Starts, stops, and controls speed of sewing machine, using pedal or knee lever, while sitting at table.

L:2 Pulls control lever of arbor press downward, exerting about five pounds of force to fit metal parts together, while sitting at bench.

L:3 Arranges records in file cabinets, drawers, and boxes. Walks to obtain records and stands while arranging them.

L:4 Wraps and bags articles for customers, standing and walking behind counter of variety store.

L:5 Lifts cans, jars, or bottles from cardboard box and places items on conveyor. Removes filled or capped containers, which weigh approximately 2 to 3 pounds, from one conveyor and places containers on another.

L:6 Serves food and refreshments to patrons in railroad car, walking from car to kitchen to obtain and relay orders and carrying food trays weighing up to 10 pounds.