Job Analysis and Physical Demands Analysis
An accurate job description is the ultimate tool to hold new hires and existing employees accountable for safe and productive work performance of the essential job functions.
According to the EEOC, a job analysis should:
- Accurately identify physical demands required to safely and productively perform essential job functions
- Involve Subject Matter Experts (i.e. Incumbent Workers)
- Identify risk factors
- Identify opportunities for modified/transitional duty
- Use standard nomenclature provided by DOL’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles
- Provide ADA-compliant language describing scope of work versus dictating how the work must be performed to aid in the reasonable accommodation process
Job Ready has Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialists on staff who are specially trained to identify and develop job-specific tasks to be used in the Post Offer and Post Employment testing programs, to set work conditioning rehabilitation goals, and to identify the safe physical demands necessary for employees to return to modified or regular work.
An important aspect of any job description is the listing of physical demands required to perform the essential job functions. This information helps applicants judge if the job is a good fit and helps doctors and employers return workers with restrictions safely back to work and prevent injuries.
If your job description is missing accurate physical demands, please call Job Ready Services at 919-256-1400 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation and quote.