Human resource professionals looking to update ADAAA compliant position descriptions with valid and accurate information come to us to meet the requirements for essential job functions with a physical or job demand analysis. What they ask for is data that objectively quantifies, measures, and categorizes the active components of the job, including required movements, forces, weights, and postures.
Employers know they can benefit in several ways by providing a comprehensive, objective, evaluation of the physical aspects of work, the worker, and the worksite. A well-written job description is well worth the effort. They realize it is important to have essential job functions identified, analyzed, and documented.
The data from this analysis can be used to assist with development of function job descriptions, job function tests (JFTs), ergonomic modifications, customized educational programs, and return-to-work efforts.