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TITLE 8. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 1. DIVISION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION-QUALIFIED MEDICAL EVALUATOR

Article 4. Evaluation Procedures
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§46.1. 1 Guidelines for the Evaluation of Foot and Ankle Disability Appendix C

Appendix C

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES

BALANCING: Maintaining body equilibrium

BENDING: Angulation from neutral position about a joint (e.g. ankle) or spine (e. g. forward)

CARRYING: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms
or on the shoulder.

CLIMBING: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, etc. . . using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

CRAWLING: Moving about on hands and knees and feet.

CROUCHING: Bending body downward and forward by bending lower limbs, pelvis and spine

JUMPING: Moving about suddenly by use of leg muscle, leaping from or onto the ground or from one object to another.

KNEELING: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

LIFTING: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling)

PIVOTING: Planting your foot and turning about that point.

PUSHING: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (includes slapping, striking, kicking and treadle actions).

PULLING: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves towards the force (includes jerking).

RUNNING: Moving in a fast pace, moving the legs rapidly so that for a moment both legs are off the ground.

SITTING: Remaining in the normal seated position.

SQUATTING: Crouching to sit on your heels, with knees bent and weight on the balls of your feet.

STANDING: Remaining on one's feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about.

STOOPING: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist.

TURNING/ Moving about a central axis, revolve or rotate.
TWISTING:

USE FOOT Required to control a machine by use of controls.
CONTROLS:

WALKING: Moving about at a moderate pace over even or uneven ground.

NOTE

Authority cited: Sections 139, 139.2, 4060, 4061 and 4062, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 139, 139.2, 4060, 4061, 4061.5 and 4062, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New section and appendices A-C filed 1-8-2003; operative 2-7-2003 (Register 2003, No. 2).

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