Workplace Disability Management Services
We can help you achieve your workplace injury prevention and disability management goals. We assist employers in meeting their Duty to Accommodate obligations, as well as their requirements under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act new Employment Standard.
Our workplace disability management Occupational Therapists are experienced in disability accommodation and are Certified Matheson Ergonomic Evaluators and Psychological Safety Advisors who identify workplace safety and ergonomic hazards, including environmental, psychosocial and physical risk factors. We recommend practical, cost-effective solutions and provide valuable customized training for employees and supervisors, which can help prevent injuries and disability, increase productivity and reduce costs related to employee injury, disability and associated loss time.
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, conducted by an occupational therapist will assist the employer in identifying potential physical, cognitive or mental health accommodations that an employee may require. Typically medical restrictions will have been provided prior to this assessment and the demands of the job have been reviewed. It is an opportunity for the employer to be assisted in meeting their duty to accommodate by brainstorming with the occupational therapist methods of modifying work tasks, administrative policies or hours of work, environmental stimuli and other less obvious accommodations.
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)