Job Match Assessment
The purpose of a job match assessment is to protect a worker's health and safety and to assist an organization to understand how to provide safe and suitable work for a worker who requires accommodation and/or is returning to work after an injury.
Who can benefit?
This quantitative assessment benefits both the organization and the worker. It ensures that the organization can provide safe and suitable work within a worker's physical abilities.
What does a job match assessment look like?
A Kinetic Kare Certified Ergonomist completes the job match by comparing the worker's documented physical abilities to the physical demands of the job. A physical demands analysis (PDA) of the job may be required if the organization does not already have this completed and up to date.
A report is prepared, summarizing the match/no-match findings and, where areas of concern are identified, recommendations for improvement are presented. These can include ergonomic controls such as engineering, administrative, and work method solutions.
· Objective comparison of job demands to worker’s capabilities/limitations
· A report outlining the match and no-match areas of concern with recommendations to improve the job match where applicable.
What about Ergo coaching?
A successful return to work and accommodation requires more than ergonomic controls and a written return to work plan. Workers may also require work method training, or Ergo coaching to learn the safe work methods to perform their jobs safely.