Light Work Law and Legal Definition

According to 20 CFR 416.967(b), 'light work' means work which involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds and requiring a good deal of walking or standing. A job is included in this category when it involves sitting most of the time with some pushing and pulling of arm or leg controls. In order to be considered capable of doing light work, an individual should have the ability to do substantially all the activities. A person who can do light work is deemed to do sedentary work, unless there are additional limiting factors such as loss of fine dexterity or inability to sit for a long time.