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Physical Demand Assessment (PDA) - Job Task Analysis (JTA)

Physical Demand Assessment (PDA) - Job Task Analysis (JTA)
  • Physical Demand Assessments (PDA’s) are also called Job Task Analyses (JTA’s).
  • An objective, measurable, and quantitative analysis of essential and non-essential physical demands of a specific job and/or job task.
  • Documents key physical demands including lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, twisting, walking, standing, sitting, grasping, climbing, kneeling, crouching, stooping, and running.
  • A data driven process utilizing digital measurement tools to capture precise and defensible physical demands, force requirements, and postural factors.

PDA/JTA Process:

PDA/JTA Process:
  • Certified Ergonomists complete the onsite analysis accounting for shift variances, seasonal duties, and unique company specific job task duties.
  • Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) involvement to ensure buy-in and accurate job task performance.
  • Documentation of equipment and tools used in job tasks.
  • Identification of “best practices” that can be shared between sites of a client with multiple locations or “sister companies”.
  • Education and “hands on” demonstrations provided to workers during PDA/JTA designed to assist in injury prevention.

Benefits of a PDA/JTA:

Benefits of a PDA/JTA:

Foundation for a post offer, pre-employment testing, fitness for duty, and/or functional capacity program.

Return to Work/Modified duty tool for treating physicians to make easy and informed decisions.

Defensible work product in the claims management process – reduces legal liability exposure.

Reduces claims costs and streamlines communication between HR, Risk, Finance, and Operations departments.

Industries Served:

Industries Served: Warehousing and Logistics, Automotive, Manufacturing, Construction,Transportation, Law Enforcement, Treated Wood, Food & Beverage, Railroads, Chemicals & Energy, Communications, Defense Base Act, Hospitals, and more.

Industries Served:

Industries Served:Warehousing and Logistics, Automotive, Manufacturing, Construction,Transportation, Law Enforcement, Treated Wood, Food & Beverage, Railroads, Chemicals & Energy, Communications, Defense Base Act, Hospitals, and more.

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