Heavy Work Law and Legal Definition

Work is the exertion of body or mind in performing or accomplishing something. Heavy work means the exertion is more. For example, according to 20 CFR 416.967(d), heavy work is defined as work that “involves lifting no more than 100 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds."

If someone can do heavy work, it is deemed that s/he can also do medium, light, and sedentary work. [Ter-Papyan v. Sullivan, 1992 U.S. App. LEXIS 3987, 6-7 (9th Cir. Feb. 24, 1992)]