JOB ANALYSIS & ASSESSMENT
Job analysis consists of the WorkSTEPS representative visiting job sites to perform
hands-on evaluations of physical requirements of employees. This is done in order to
make recommendations that could alleviate cumulative trauma and prevent injuries
on the job site. Evaluations are required by the ADA law in order to perform postoffer
and post-employment tests.
Analysis may include:
- Physically measuring and weighing objects
- Measuring the distance workers handle objects and with what frequency
- Photographing particular body positions equipment used to perform job tasks
- Filming workers performing job tasks with a high tech motion analysis system
Job analysis of this nature gives content validity to the testing process by establishing
valid job descriptions and later tests that are consistent with job requirements.