Job Task Analysis

What is a job task analysis?

A job task analysis (JTA) results in a detailed analysis and description of the essential physical requirements to perform a job. The primary goal of a JTA is to establish the job requirements in terms of activity, task duration, environmental factors, tools, machinery, etc.

What is the purpose of a job task analysis?

Minnesota employers study what tasks the employee can or cannot accomplish so:

  • Organizations can choose to not employ someone who cannot perform certain elements or all of the necessary tasks or;
  • May decide to hire a worker when reasonable accomodations can be made.

A job task analysis can expedite the return-to-work process be pre-defining the essential physical demands of the job.

If a JTA has not been drawn up on every employee, the company doctor may have trouble signing workers up for exhaustive work duty, particularly if the worker has recently recovered from an injury. When this happens, the workers may experience a challenges returning to work and tasks would consequently end up uncompleted. If both management and the doctor have a JTA, however, they will have an easier time liaising with the injured worker and preparing a formula for getting back to work.

Employ professionals to develop a job task analysis

Do not wait any longer to have a JTA set up for your workplace. When you have a good system for responding to work-related injuries, you can reduce time spent off work and boost productivity. Minnesota businesses need solutions to reduce the human and economic cost of injury.

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