Job Demands Analysis – PDAs, JDAs & CDAs


Physical Demands (PDA) / Job Demands Assessment (JDA)

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Knowing a job’s physical demands will aide in an effective return to work process

The purpose of a Physical Demands (PDA) / Job Demands Assessment (JDA) is to document the bona fide essential duties of a task. These assessments can be used for:

  • Return to work planning
  • Allows medical professionials to evaluate job offers for suitability
  • Determining job and task suitability
  • Determining the likelihood that a job or task contributed to an injury
  • Assisting Rehabilitation Specialists set up effective treatment protocols
  • Training employees
  • Hiring practices and Post Offer Pre-employment hiring programs
  • Ergonomic hazard identification

These assessments are often required by Compensation Boards when an injury occurs. ERGO Inc.’s PDAs are:

  • Reliable and valid assessments in a detailed and comprehensive format
  • Recognized by WSIB / WCB, Ministry of Labour and Health Care Professionals
  • Customized to meet our client needs (Health Care, Education, Manufacturing, Automotive, Food Industry, Service Industry, etc.)

ERGO Inc.’s Job Matching PDA Database

  • This computerized PDA program assists employers return injured or disabled employees back to suitable work.
  • Ideal for determining accommodations, job suitability for return to work
  • Performs quick, easy, non-refutable job matching with the click of a mouse
  • Provides a list of suitable jobs for an injured employee

Cognitive Demands Analysis

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Successfully accommodating workers with cognitive limitations requires a clear understanding of a job’s cognitive demands

A Cognitive Demands Assessment (CDA) is an objective measurement of jobs cognitive abilities requirements.

A CDA is an objective evaluation of the essential cognitive, emotional and psychological skills required to perform the essential duties of a job.

Why complete a Cognitive Demands Analysis (CDA)?

  • Detailed information regarding the cognitive demands of a job such as memory, problem solving and aptitude
  • Assist in determining employee’s abilities with respect to a job
  • Allows objective assessment of work capabilities by medical professionals
  • Aides in return to work planning by matching an individual’s cognitive abilities to the cognitive demands of their job
  • Hiring decisions and Post offer Pre-employment testing
  • Employee training with regards to job expectations

ERGO Inc.’s CDAs

  • Valid and reliable evaluations of a jobs cognitive requirements
  • Outlined in an easy to read chart format
  • Demands are ranked in terms of duration required using a standardized scale
  • Demands are described as they relate to the job

office ergonomic risk assessmentsOffice Ergonomics Training Programs for:

  • Employees
  • Computer Users
  • Managers
  • Designers and Committees

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industrial job and risk assessments

  • Assembly Lines
  • Food manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Warehouses

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healthcare ergonomic risk assessments

  • Nursing
  • Housekeeping
  • Material Management
  • Pharmaceuticals & Laboratories

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educational risk assessments

  • Custodians
  • Teachers
  • Educational Assistants

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risk assessment for service sector

  • Cashiers
  • Sales
  • Utilities

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