Poorly defined job descriptions and lack of proper evaluation of the physical components of a job can lead to inefficiency and injury. A physical demands analysis (PDA) is a systematic process that evaluates all of the physical and environmental demands of all essential and non-essential job tasks. The benefit of having a PDA performed is ultimately to determine compatibility between a worker and a specific job.
Our on staff Kinesiologist along with your staff, will objectively evaluate the environmental conditions, use of machines and equipment, tools and physical demands of each work task to help clearly define the job. This can be taken a step further to then complete an ergonomic analysis ot the job to determine potential risk factors for injury, and receive recommendations for improvements to reduce the risk of injury to workers.
Review and determine the job description
Verify the job description
Determine essential and non-essential tasks
Measure intensity, duration and frequency of physical tasks
Record all data
Occupational Health and Safety Act – Duties of Employers 25. 2(h) take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of the worker