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Laboratory Aide – Part Time

Department:Laboratory
Updated:12/2002
Reviewed:6/28/07
Approved STPUD:NH

Job Physical Requirements Analysis

Job Specific Body Movements Occasionally
1/3 of time or less
Frequently
1/3 – 2/3 of time
Continuously
More than 2/3 of time
Sitting5% of day  
Standing  84% of day
Walking10% of day  
Driving1% of day  
Hearing  100% of day
Speaking5% of day  
Lifting 1-20 lbs  X
Lifting 20-50 lbsX  
Lifting 50+ lbsX  
Working/reaching above shoulderX  
Working w/arms extended @ shoulder level  X
Working with body bent over at waist  X
Working in kneeling positionX  
CrawlingX  
Climbing stairsX  
Climbing ladderX  
Major Hand  X
Pulling  X
Pushing  X
Fine Manipulation X 
Typing/Keyboard X 
Writing X 
Simple Grasping  X
Filing  X
Power GripX  
ToolsX  
EquipmentX  
Hand Twisting  X
FoldingX  

Height from Floor of Objects to Be Reached or Worked On:

Object Height
Glassware and Chemicals6” and 8’
Books6’
Workbench3’

Equipment Used

Laboratory glassware, autoclaves, dishwasher, deionizer, pH meter, conductivity meter, magnetic stirrer, reagent bottles, cleaning materials, truck, top loader balance, analytical balance, and other general laboratory equipment.

Working Conditions

Exposure to poisons, toxic fumes, noxious odors, hazardous wastes, acids, caustics, carcinogens, oxidizers, and flammables. Safety precautions and procedures are required with all exposures. Exposure to compressed gases and steam pressure vessels. Exposure to pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. Potential exposure to broken glassware. Also works in office environment.