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ABOUT PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS (PDA)
Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) is a method by which trained professionals may identify a job's essential functions and measure those functions' physical demands.
We've recently updated our Intro to PDA Online course in a collaborative effort between two of our esteemed faculty members, Leslie A. Aldrich, ATC, CEAS, CFCE and Dr. Matt Jeffs, DPT, CHC, CEAS to help you lay the foundations for performing Physical Demands Analyses.
Essential Functions are the fundamental tasks involved in a job. PDA is a method to measure a job's material handling demands. Material handling is lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling. PDA is a method to measure a job's non-material handling demands as well: sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, crawling, and climbing.
Why do Physical Demands Analysis? To form the foundation of a Post-Offer Employment Test. PDA allows employers to choose new-hire candidates who are strong enough, mobile enough, and fit enough for the job. PDA provides information to physicians or rehabilitation professionals so that they can set realistic return to work goals and terminate treatment at the appropriate time. PDA is also useful in increasing the employer's awareness of the physical demands involved in the jobs in their business and to assist in developing or modifying safety or ergonomics programs.
Also covered: When should a Physical Demands Analysis be done? Who can perform a Physical Demands Analysis? Where should a Physical Demands Analysis be done and How is a Physical Demands Analysis done?
About ‘Stretching the Truth’ – The Truth About Workforce Stretching
A webinar for Ergonomics Professionals who field both the praise and criticism association with Workforce Stretch & Flex Programs. We’ll provide the background, resources and experience to help you navigate this hotly contested topic with an up-to-date perspective, a discerning clarity and a sharpened focus.”
The current trend toward Workforce Stretch & Flex Programs is not so new. Characterized as unnecessary, irrelevant and even harmful by at least one commercial ergonomics vendor, there’s a more time-honored side to consider. Some critics have even gone so far to misrepresent research to build their paper-thin case that’s flimsy, at best.
We’ll address the true conclusions of that misrepresented research, how it is actually being appropriately applied to benefit employers and their workforce, and the promising published data about the future of Workforce Stretch & Flex. Lastly, we’ll take a historical look at practices and truths we hold to be self-evident, and why it is important to confront spurious challenges when they arise in the marketplace of ideas.
*CEUs: This course is currently pre-approved for Continuing Education CEs by the BOC and COPSKT. The Back School is also an AOTA Approved Provider (#4849) and is authorized to offer AOTA 1 contact hour for this class. AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT & Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA
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