Worksite Assessments, Employee Accommodations & Return to Work Coordination
Our occupational therapists conduct worksite assessments examine 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.
HOME OFFICE VIRTUAL ERGONOMIC ASSESSMENTS
In response to the spread of COVID-19, we are offering virtual ergonomic assessments via video call to identify risk factors with home office workstation set up, help employees to adjust their equipment and furniture and coach them on healthy ergonomic behaviours. These assessments are conducted by skilled occupational therapists with specialization in ergonomics, musculoskeletal injury prevention, and wellness. Electronic guidelines for workstation ergonomics and stretching are provided.
OFFICE ERGONOMICS ASSESSMENTS
The on-site assessment includes an interview with the employee, photographs of the workstation and review of the job tasks to identify ergonomic risk factors that may be contributing to employee discomfort and productivity loss. You will receive a comprehensive report outlining the ergonomic risk factors specific to the employee, with recommended administrative, behavioural, and engineering accommodations. The employee is provided with ergonomic education at the time of assessment along with Office Stretches and Office Ergonomics Guidelines posters to assist in improving their safe working behaviours.
Job Demands Analysis
A Job Demands Analysis (JDA) or Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) is an essential building block and useful tool for any Health and Safety or Human Resource professional. A JDA 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 for matching employees safely to jobs within their capabilities and to determine appropriate accommodations following injury, illness, or disability.
Job Demands Analysis are an essential prerequisite for conducting a Job-Specific Functional Capacity Evaluation to match the capabilities of a worker to the demands of the work, for creating post-offer employment testing for new hires, and creating ability fit-for-duty testing for current workers.