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 post-offer and post-employment tests.
- 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.