A Job Task Analysis’ (JTA) is a detailed analysis of how a role or task is completed and includes detailed descriptions of both the physical and mental requirements of activities, task frequency/duration, environmental factors and the equipment required to complete a role.
A Job Task Analysis can assist in identifying appropriate duties for injured workers….
A JTA can not only assist a company in identifying the physical and mental requirements of certain roles within the workplace, they can help identify appropriate duties should a worker be injured and unable to perform the full aspect of their role. Having JTA’s developed by a professional will assist management when facilitating a return to work or liaising with health professionals to develop a return to work plan. JTA’s help paint an accurate picture for the doctor and other health professionals in regards to his/her work demands, when they often are unable to ascertain the full extent of the employee’s role.
A Job Task Analysis can fast track the return to work process….
Often, when JTA’s have not been developed, doctors are unsure of an employee’s role, making them hesitant to sign the employee off for any work duties at all, which can ultimately delay the duration and success of their return to work. Having the JTA allows the doctor and management to liaise with the injured worker and to determine what duties the workplace has within their current physical/mental capacity. Remember… research indicates that work is good for your health and wellbeing, and statistics reiterate that the longer a person stays away from work, the less chance they have returning. With this being said, a JTA can assist with getting your employee back quicker, optimising the chances of a successful return to work.
Invest in a professional to develop a Job Task Analysis for your workplace….
Don’t hesitate in making this investment for your company. Obtaining the assistance of a professional, such as the friendly staff at Advantage Injury Management Services, to develop JTA’s for certain roles within your company, can have a range of benefits. Not only will you be looking after the health of your workers, but you may also reduce the time lost due to injury, ultimately boosting productivity. After all, Advantage Injury Management Services is committed to assist businesses in reducing the human and economic cost of injury, and JTA’s are a great way to start.
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Blog – Lauren Youngberry (Occupational Therapist)