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Job Site Analysis

A job site analysis is an on-site evaluation that analyzes the employee’s job demands and identifies the physical activities factors required to perform each job task.

Components of a Job Site Analysis:

Analysis at the Job Site:

The following are analyzed during the site visit:

  • The critical job demands are identified including sitting, standing, horizontal and vertical reaching, motor dexterity, resistive tool handling, lifting/carrying, pushing/pulling, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, walking, climbing, balancing, foot/hand controls, visual acuity/talking/hearing/handling. The frequency or these demands and the force are determined.
  • Ergonomics; the work station design and set up, tool design.
  • Environmental factors; noise, temperatures, light, vibration that may influence performance
  • Administrative controls; scheduled breaks, sequencing of tasks, pace of work or quotas.

Further information is obtained through co-workers, the supervisor, and the Physical Activity Factors identified in the National Occupational Classifications.  Videotaping or digital photographs of the work site may be used for additional information.

Job Analysis Report:

  • Detailed report that provides a description of the employee’s job demands.

Why is Job Site Analysis Conducted?

  • It can be used to assist in determining if the employee is ready to return to work, if job modifications are needed, and to identify physical demands that need to be focused on, in a work-conditioning program.
  • Corroborates job demands identified by the worker and obtains more objective information regarding the job site.
  • Establishes the expectation of the employer and a plan for a return to work program.
  • May be helpful in identifying psychological factors that may impact returning to work.
  • Establishes job demands to allow off-site simulation in a work conditioning program.