The work is medium work, which requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30
pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the
following physical abilities are required:
Balancing ability: sufficient to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or
crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that
needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
Climbing ability: sufficient to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like,
using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
Crawling ability: sufficient to move about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
Crouching ability: sufficient to bend the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Feeling ability: sufficient to perceive attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture
by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
Dexterity ability: sufficient to pick, pinch, grasp, type, or otherwise work, primarily with fingers and
palm rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
Handling ability: sufficient to pick, hold, or otherwise work, primarily with the whole hand.
Hearing ability: sufficient to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without
correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the
discrimination in sound.
Kneeling ability: sufficient to bend legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Lifting ability: sufficient to raise objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects
horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of
upper extremities and back muscles.
Mental Acuity: sufficient to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
Pulling ability: sufficient to use upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in
a sustained motion.
Pushing ability: sufficient to use upper extremities to press against something with steady force in
order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Reaching ability: sufficient to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
Speaking ability: sufficient to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word including the
ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
Standing ability: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
Stooping ability: sufficient to bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs
to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Visual ability: sufficient to operate a police vehicle both day and night, to observe criminal actions
taking place, to observe traffic violations taking place, to read and write reports, correspondence, etc.
Walking ability: sufficient to move about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or
move from one work site to another.