Physical Demands Analysis/Post Offer

Host: Dr. James Rethaber, Ph.D., CPE

A comprehensive ergonomics program can effectively mitigate risk factors associated with the human-work environment interaction. Quantifiable Physical Demands Analyses and corresponding job-specific, post-offer tests that are ADA/EEOC compliant are the components and building blocks of a proactive, comprehensive ergonomics program.  

This presentation will discuss the components of a physical demands analysis and a job-specific, post-offer test, how the process is conducted, and real-world case studies/scenarios demonstrating the application/effectiveness of this process; i.e. documented injury reduction of 80% and a return of $20+ dollars for every $1 spent on job-specific, post-offer testing. 




James-Bio-Image_footer.jpgDr. James Rethaber, Ph.D., CPE is currently the Director of Ergonomics at Fit For Work and on the Board of Directors with the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics. Dr. Rethaber has completed over 6,000 physical demands analyses/ergonomic risk assessments and is responsible for developing engineering and non-engineering initiatives that reduce injury while also improving productivity (lean ergonomics). He has worked in the fields of orthopedic sports medicine, biomechanics, and ergonomics for over 15 years, and is a published researcher and a national speaker on ergonomics, injury prevention, and performance process improvement.