Jackie Bracey

Jackie Bracey

Chief Operating Officer

We’re looking back on 2023 and the impact of our services on employers’ operations. One observation is the increase in the employers’ return on investment (ROI) of our services as the duration of our services increases.

The ROI for safety, ergonomics, and physical demands analysis programs tends to increase over time for several reasons:

Physical Demands Analysis (PDA), also known as Functional Job Analysis (FJA) or Job Demands Analysis (JDA) is a systematic process used to evaluate the physical requirements of a job or task. It involves breaking down the specific tasks of a job while considering physical demands, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or repetitive motions, that are necessary to perform the job effectively and safely. 

The analysis aims to provide a detailed understanding of the job requirements, including the forces, postures, and motions involved. Many professionals conduct PDAs, but I will outline why Physical Therapists are well-suited to conduct a Physical Demands Analysis due to their expertise in human anatomy, biomechanics, and movement. 

Here are a few reasons why Physical Therapists are the best choice for conducting PDAs:

I don’t normally write the blog posts because I spend my days in the office, behind a desk and my expertise is not something we bill for.  But, I am a small business owner and I make many of the financial decision for our business.  I understand weighing the costs vs. the benefit.  Throughout the years, I have heard from so many employers that they have a hard time justifying the initial investment of validated Physical Demands Analysis for their organization.  So, normally we get called after a terrible accident or when OSHA comes to visit…again.  However, we really do our best work when things can be addressed proactively.   

So, here’s my overview of cost justification for Physical Demands Analysis. 

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