Defined by the revised Handbook for Analyzing Jobs as extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. In Part A of “Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined” in the revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, the rating for the reaching component appears eighth in the first physical demand column under the vertical heading “Re.”
Consists of pauses, rest, or scheduled breaks, or motions and exertions that provide specific muscle groups and joints the opportunity to recover through reduced magnitude.
reliability of pain and disability reports
A battery of tests designed to better assess the dependability and accuracy of a client’s subjective reports of pain and/or disability.
A task or series of motions performed over and over, with the variation. If tasks or motions are repeated frequently (e.g. every few seconds), fatigue and muscle-tendon strain can accumulate, which can result in permanent tissue damage. Frequent repetition of the same work activities can also exacerbate the effects of awkward postures and forceful exertions.