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  • SEDENTARY - Exerts up to 10 lbs. 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. Involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
  • LIGHT - Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those of sedentary work. Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
  • MEDIUM - Exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
  • HEAVY - Exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
  • VERY HEAVY - Exert in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

Never/Occasionally - 0.25 to 2.5 hours/day
Frequently - 2.5 to 5.5 hours/day
Constantly - 5.5 to 8 hours/day

  • CLIMBING - Ascending or descending using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • BALANCING - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; or maintaining body equilibrium when performing feats of agility.
  • STOOPING - Bending body downward and forward. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • STANDING – Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • WALKING - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • WALKING ON UNEVEN TERRAIN - Walking outdoors or in construction areas; surfaces are not paved or smooth.
  • KNEELING - Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • CROUCHING - Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
  • CRAWLING - Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • REACHING - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • HANDLING - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
  • FINGERING - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • FEELING - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

Not Limited or Limited

  • TALKING - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • HEARING - Perceiving the nature of sounds. Used for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sounds, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines.

Required or Not Required

  • NEAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Use this factor when special and minute accuracy is demanded.
  • FAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Use this factor when visual efficiency in terms of far acuity is required in day and night/dark conditions.
  • DEPTH PERCEPTION - Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are.
  • ADJUSTMENT - Correction of lens of eye to bring an object into sharp focus. Use this factor when requiring near point work at varying distances.
  • COLOR VISION - Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • FIELD OF VISION - Observing an area that can be seen up and down or to right or left while eyes are fixed on a given point. Use this factor when job performance requires seeing a large area while keeping the eyes fixed.

Never/Occasionally: 0.25 to 2.5 hours/days
Frequently: 2.5 to 5.5 hours/day
Constantly: 5.5 to 8 hours/day

  • EXPOSURE TO WEATHER - Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather.
  • EXTREME COLD - Exposure to non-weather-related cold temperatures.
  • EXTREME HEAT - Exposure to non-weather-related hot temperatures.
  • WET AND/OR HUMID - Contact with water or other liquids; or exposure to non-weather-related humid conditions.
  • NOISE - Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds or a pitch or level sufficient to cause marked distraction or possible hearing loss.
  • VIBRATION - Exposure to a shaking object or surface. This factor is rated important when vibration causes a strain on the body or extremities.
  • ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS - Exposure to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system, eyes or, the skin.
  • CONFINED/RESTRICTED WORKING ENVIRONMENT - Work is performed in a closed or locked facility providing safety and security for clients, inmates, or fellow workers.
  • PLATFORM FOR MOVEMENT – Work requires walking on uneven surfaces, climbing or working on ladders, scaffolds or heavy equipment.
  • Office equipment such as computer, projector, copier, fax, etc.
  • Basic hand tools such as hammer, shovel, screwdriver, rake, etc.
  • Power tools and small motorized equipment such as radial saw, reciprocating saw, drill, lawn mower, weed trimmer, floor polisher, etc.
  • Law Enforcement equipment such as firearm, handcuffs, taser, etc. 
  • Vehicles such as automobile, truck, small tractor, lift, skidsteer, etc.
  • Heavy equipment such as back hoe, grader, etc.

Never/Occasionally: 0.25 to 2.5 hours/day
Frequently: 2.5 to 5.5 hours/day
Constantly: 5.5 to 8 hours/day

  • Proximity to moving, mechanical parts.
  • Exposure to electrical shock.
  • Working in high, exposed places.
  • Exposure to radiant energy.
  • Working with explosives.
  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Exposure to dust, fumes, gases or airborne particles
  • Exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • Working in road ways or constructions zones

Never/Occasionally: 0.25 to 2.5 hours/day
Frequently: 2.5 to 5.5 hours/day
Constantly: 5.5 to 8 hours/day

Never/Occasionally: 0.25 to 2.5 hours/day
Frequently: 2.5 to 5.5 hours/day
Constantly: 5.5 to 8 hours/day

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Human Resources Department

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200 West Oak, Suite 3200, Fort Collins, CO 80521
PO Box 1190, Fort Collins, CO 80522
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