Workplace Disability Management Services
We can help you achieve your workplace injury prevention and disability management goals. We assist employers in meeting obligations under legislation such as Duty to Accommodate and the Accessibility for Manitobans Act, as well as requirements set out in guiding Canadian standards such as Psychological Safety in the Workplace Standard and Ergonomics in the Workplace Standard.
Our Occupational Therapists specialize in disability accommodation, are Certified Ergonomic Evaluators, Certified Psychological Safety Advisors, and Mental Health First Aid Instructors who identify workplace safety and ergonomic hazards, including environmental, psychosocial and physical risk factors. We recommend practical, cost-effective solutions, provide valuable customized training and consultation to prevent injuries and disability, increase productivity, reduce costs related to employee injury and disability, and help create inclusive workplaces.
Physical and Cognitive Job Demands Analysis
A Job Demands Analysis is the assessment of the physical, cognitive, psychosocial aspects of a job, included in the essential and bona fide occupational requirements (BFOR) of the work. Our occupational therapists conduct Cognitive Demands Analysis, Physical Demands Analysis and full Job Demands Analysis, to be used in return to work planning and to determine appropriate employee accommodations, following injury, illness, or disability. Job Demands Analysis are an essential prerequisite for a Job-Specific Functional Capacity Evaluation.
Worksite Assessment/ Worksite Accommodations Assessments
This worksite assessment examines the job tasks, workstation, and relevant processes which will assist in identifying potential physical, cognitive or psychosocial accommodations that an employee may require. Interviews with the employee, supervisor, and human resources representative can be helpful in determining practical and reasonable accommodations such as the modification of work tasks, administrative policies or hours of work, environmental stimuli and other less obvious accommodations that may improve employee productivity and well-being.
Disability Management Program Development Consultation
We conduct audits of organizational disability management programming to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. By providing consultation with a coaching approach, we teach HR, Safety, Wellness, and Management professionals how to connect their initiatives and align their goals to reduce employee loss-time, injury, and disability-related costs. We have assisted large organizations in Manitoba to improve existing systems, metrics, communication, and programming to better reach their disability management goals and targeted outcome measures. Call today to learn how we can help!
It is clear that Enabling Access has invested in people and technology through the timely delivery of accurate reporting and analysis on Job Demands in an industrial setting. Enabling Access was also instrumental in the successful progression of our company ergonomic program by providing valuable tools and training.
-Jeff Hillock (Health and Safety Coordinator at MacDon Industries)