STO’s Job Classification System provides for the anaysis of the essential physical and mental requirements of a worker’s job, against which their functional abilities can possibly be tested, and in which provides the minimal standard of improvement strived for in rehabilitation.
Our occupational therapists, frequently use job analysis as a basic tool for determining treatment goals.
Developing work-hardening programs, structuring pre-employment / post-employment /pre-placement screening protocol, work reintegration and reasonable accommodation. In order to place an employee in a safe and productive manner.
It is paramount to understand every occupation and its inherent requirements pertaining to work demands with regards to physical, cognitive, mental and functional demands. Workers are only allowed to be measured against their essential job tasks to comply with legislation. A Job analysis is the critical assessment of these work demands; the environmental requirements, hazards, risk factors and other ergonomic aspects.
RISK RATING & ANALYSIS
JOB BANK / EXTENSIVE JOB DATA BASE
This job bank consists of assessed and classified jobs, ranging from light work to very heavy manual labor and we continue to add occupations to the bank.
Job classification sheets allows for “hazard and health risk rating”. These aspects are pre-filled following the underground assessments. Risk is calculated considering the worker’s exposure to the identified hazard.
The job analysis provides the user with a clear picture of the employee’s job requirements thus enabling a client-specific and job appropriateassessment and rehabilitation program.
Job Analysis provides the therapist with the inherent physical and mental requirements and risks of each specific job, against which the worker’s functional abilities are measured.
One of the most essential components of human performance is the ability to work. Fitness to work implies that occupation has inherent health and fitness requirements which must be met in order to minimize the risk of harm to self or others. Therefore, fitness is closely associated with “risk”. For this reason, a Job Analysis needs to be done to provides an indication of inherent physical and mental risks for each specific job. A worker’s functional abilities, will be measure against these risks. The worker should have the capability to perform the inherent job tasks in a manner that does not increase the likelihood of injury or harm to themselves or to others.
Illustration above classify the increasing health requirements and the increasing potential exposure to hazards. This divides occupations into four “risk-categories:
Low health requirements, and low hazard
High health requirements, but low hazard exposure.
Low health requirements, but high hazard exposure.