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A job analysis is a systematic process that captures the entire job in compliance with professional and legal guidelines. This helps develop a selection system that is valid and legally defensible.


Job Analysis


A job analysis is a systematic process that captures the entire job in compliance with professional and legal guidelines. This helps develop a selection system that is valid and legally defensible.

Benefits

  • Assures the selection procedures used between job applicants are valid and defensible
  • Accurately measures the job requirements in a fair and reliable way
  • Identifies duties, knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics as being required to perform important and/or critical job duties
  • Assists in designing the physical demand analysis or requirements to fill a specific job.
  • Gives answers to employers on how to create, establish and maintain effective hiring practices.

Physical Demand Analysis


The PDA is the first crucial step in the development of a comprehensive injury management program. The PDA documents the specific skill sets that are needed to safely perform the job. In compliance with the ADA and EEOC, the PDA includes analytical measures of physical tolerance requirements to perform the essential and marginal job tasks, maximum force requirements, positional tolerances, machinery and tools, environmental factors, and cognitive requirements. The PDA also uses ergonomic principles to determine alternative methods of performing tasks and assesses risk factors, and factors in the possible need for reasonable accommodations.

Benefits

  • Identifies environmental and physical risk factors or job mismatches.
  • Assists with safe and appropriate Return to Work (RTW) plans for employees.
  • Identifies modified and transitional work to prevent further injury.
  • Identifies safety concerns and makes recommendations.
  • Evaluates the physical requirement of the job
  • Is the basis for development of a post offer/pre employment test program (POET)

Post Offer Employment Test


A U.S. Department of Labor study shows that 1 in every 10 workers is not physically capable of performing the essential functions of their job safely.              

Recognized as one of the most valuable injury prevention resources for clients and employees. The team at Unify is one of the industry’s foremost experts in the development and implementation of a POET programs. We will guide you through the development process and oversee the program providing benchmarks and cost savings reports. Savvy employers understand that POETs by testing the applicant’s abilities to perform the physical functions of the position.

Benefits

  • Provides a base line of physical capabilities of each employee should they become injured during employment
  • Assists in reducing workplace injuries before they occur
  • Lowers claims costs
  • Ensures applicant is physically matched to the job they will perform,
  • Compares an employee’s current status with his/her baseline at time of hire should injury occur.

Ergonomic Assessments


Applying a scientific, evidence-based approach to your ergonomics process is important. The goal is to identify ergonomic risk factors, quantify then, and then make measurable improvements to the workplace, ensuring that jobs and tasks are within workers’ capabilities and limitations.

The best approach for doing that is to make ergonomics an ongoing process of risk identification and risk reduction based on objective, scientific analysis of your workplace

Benefits

  • Increases productivity
  • Creates a healthier workforce
  • Decreases injury rates and associated medical/rehab/legal expenses
  • Decreases lost time and sick leave
  • Reduces number of work related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Mitigates regulatory concerns