Basic Physical Demands Scaling. Deborah Lechner, PT, MS. Scales Vary by Category of Physical Demands. Categories/ Dimensions. Examples. Manual Materials Handling Position Tolerance (static postures) Mobility/Movement and Repetitive Motions Hand Function Balance Coordination.
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Deborah Lechner, PT, MS
Manual Materials Handling
Position Tolerance (static postures)
Mobility/Movement and Repetitive Motions
Lift, carry, push, pull
Sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel
Walk, crawl, climb, stoop, crouch, reach
Handling, fingering, gripping
Bilateral, eye-hand-foot, eye-hand, eye-foot
Non-Materials handling (cont’d)
Wet mopping the floor
Cleaning patient rooms after discharge
Erects framework for structures and lays subflooring
Builds stairs and lays out and installs partitions and cabinet work.
Occasional Frequent (50%) Constant (20%)
* negligible weight