A Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) is a systematic procedure to quantify and evaluate all of the physical and environmental demand components of a job. This analysis evaluates the job and not the individual (employee) by focusing on the demands of all essential and nonessential job tasks.
What does a Physical Demands Analysis capture?
● Work Intensity ● Shift Length ● Objects Lifted & Weight ● Reaching Distances ● Standing / Walking Distance ● Objects Carried & Weight ● Objects Pushed / Pulled & Force ● Sitting Duration ● Climbing Frequency ● Work Environment ● Tools Used ●
How can PDA’s add value?
● Physical Abilities Testing ● Light Duty Identification ● Return To Work ● Job Descriptions ● Determining Essential Job Functions (ADA) ●