Job Analysis (Occupational Physical Demand Assessment and Analysis)

Job assessment and analysis are methods of identifying specific demands of a given occupation. Island Assessment staff uses various tools and protocols to measure the actual physical/functional requirements of a specific job. Assessing occupations and their tasks provides objective data that is directly comparable to information derived from Work Capacity Evaluations or Functional Capacity Evaluations. This data is commonly presented with reference to the National Occupational Classification (NOC) and the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). Information derived from Job Assessment and Analysis may be used to guide rehabilitation efforts, return to work processes, or to assist in quantifying the physical functional differences between occupations.

Job Analysis is also used by groups, employers, institutions, and municipalities to generate accurate job descriptions. Job Analysis may used in conjunction with Ergonomic Products and Services as a means of identifying risk factors specific to an occupation, and/or as a mechanism of improving occupational productivity.

Documentation of Job Analysis is provided in a format most useful to the referral source.