An Ergonomic Evaluation*/ADA Accommodation Assessment is an interactive, ergonomic analysis of how a worker’s impairments or restrictions impact safe job performance, with recommendations for temporary or permanent job accommodations.
Issues that may prompt referral include:
- Supporting documentation is requested to help render a final hiring or job placement decision for a disabled applicant or worker
- To determine feasibility of accommodations to address worker barriers to safe and productive job performance
- To evaluate readiness of a disabled worker to return to full duty or temporary, modified duty
- To evaluate whether an injured worker is likely to benefit from continued participation in a company’s transitional work program
Standard components of an Ergonomic Evaluation*/ADA Accommodation Assessment include:
- Mechanism of injury/health history
- Current work and lifestyle restrictions
- Job performance concerns/barriers
- Work methods and functional job demands
- Ergonomic risk factors/hazards present
- Job safety history (OSHA, Workers’ Comp claims)
- Research to identify reasonable accommodation options
- Summary with clarification of limiting health conditions, suitability for any specific job and accommodation options
If worker restrictions are unclear, then the Ergonomic Evaluation/ADA Accommodation Assessment may additionally include limited functional capacity tests with an emphasis on content validity to measure the evaluee’s ability to perform the physical demands of specific job options. Our completely mobile exam process eliminates transportation barriers and time-inefficiencies for the worker and employer.
*Standard Workstation Ergonomic Assessments and Seating Assessments are also available.