- Physical activity necessary to perform the job and frequency (e.g., continually, frequently, or occasionally):
Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
X Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
X Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
X Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
X Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
X Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
X Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
X Pushing: Using upper extremities top press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
X Pulling: Using upper extremities to extent force in order to drag, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Motion: Using feet to push pedals.
X Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
X Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
X Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.