Physical Demands Analysis
Prior to conducting a Fitness-to-Work testing, a physical demands analysis is administered to provide a clearer picture of the physical requirements of an specific job. The collected information is then evaluated and used to determine protocols for Fitness-to-work testing. A final report is generated and provided to the employer.
Why does a firm need a PDA?
PDAs are customized to each employer but will typically include the following information:
- Job Title/Description
- Essential Job Duties
- Tool/Equipment/Materials used
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Cognitive requirements
- Functional Strength & Positional Demands
- Work Schedule
- Environmental Factors
- Psychological Factors
- Maximum force requirements
- Positional tolerance
Firms are in the obligation to administer physical demands analysis to determine whether a potential employees have the necessary medical, musculoskeletal, and critical strength to safely perform in a specific job.