Job Demand Analysis/Physical Demands Analysis


At Work Injury Solutions, we recognize the need for accurate, objective, and reliable job descriptions is increasing throughout most industries. In order to meet ADA and EEOC standards, and avoid potentially expensive pitfalls, companies need a uniform and reliable system for documentation of job demands provided in a Job Demand Analysis (JDA).

This information assist employers in managing a safe and productive work environment through better employee candidate hiring, targeted ergonomic improvements, identified safety improvement opportunities, and early return to work programs.


A comprehensive Job Demand Analysis includes the following data:


  • Essential job functions.
  • Environmental conditions.
  • Required personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Tools and equipment used in performing the job.
  • Overall level of work required (ie; sedentary, light, medium, heavy, very heavy).
  • Physical demands of the job (materials and non-materials handling).
  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) frequency of day spent performing each task.
  • Ratings of dexterity and coordination requirements.
  • Administrative information (i.e. Hours, shift, etc.).

Job Demand Analysis can be matched to worker abilities for developing the following:

Establishing Post-offer/Pre-employment Screens

The information provided in the JDA will allow the employer to develop ADA and EEOC compliant pre-employment screens that can be used to ensure potential new hires are physically able to perform the job demands. Research indicates that appropriate pre-employment screens can reduce injuries up to 50%.

Transitional/Modified Duty Programs

With the job description foundation in place, you then have the ability to develop transitional or modified duty programs. Our services will get the worker back on the job sooner, insuring a positive outcome and savings for all involved.

Making Return to Work Decisions

By comparing worker abilities to job demands after the injury, the appropriate return-to work decisions can be made based on function and not on diagnosis or physician intuition alone.