Job Analysis & Ergonomic Consulting

The Advantage Physical Therapy WorkSTEPS® Employment Testing Program starts with a thorough job analysis, which is performed by an Advantage Physical Therapy Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS).  The job analysis information forms the basis of the essential function component of the WorkSTEPS® Employment Test and is per ADAAA requirements and regulations, ensuring that the essential functions are “job-related and consistent with business necessity.”

The Job analysis consists of the Advantage P.T./WorkSTEPS® Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist visiting the actual job sites to perform hands-on evaluations of physical requirements of employees.  This usually entails physically measuring/weighing objects, photographing particular body positions/equipment used to perform job tasks, and may be as complex as filming workers performing job tasks.

The ADAAA specifically addresses the necessity of a job analysis that identifies essential job requirements of each category of employee to be tested.  By having the evaluation done in conjunction with the independent WorkSTEPS® representative that is performing the actual job tests, the evaluations are given quantitative validity while the employer’s negligence is decreased.  WorkSTEPS® job analyses consist of actually visiting the job site to perform hands on evaluations of physical requirements of employees.  This includes a fair sample of the tasks necessary to successful job performance.

Job Analysis of this nature gives content validity to the testing process by establishing valid job descriptions and subsequent testing that are job related and consistent with business necessity.