Physical Demands Analysis
What is a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA)?
Understanding and identifying the physical requirements for any job just makes good business sense. Having a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) report is the cornerstone for:
- Injury Prevention
- Disability Management
- Return-to-Work (RTW)
- Post Offer Employment Test program (POET)
- Workers’ Compensation
- ADA compliant hiring practices
OST experts have completed over 5,000 PDA’s across the United States and Canada in various industries ranging from Mining, Manufacturing, Distribution & Warehousing, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, and Government Agencies.
Through on-line training On Site Therapy has the ability to work with any employer, insurer, attorney, and/or onsite healthcare provider in consulting how-to complete PDA’s, initiate train-the-trainer programs, and review reports for legal accuracy. Our approach differs by combining a human factors approach with the industrial time standard language of MODAPTS®. Positional and postural requirements can also be combined with the biomechanical nature of the work to assist in building a Fatigue Management Protocol.