Physical Demands Analysis/Job Site Analysis (PDA/JSA)

CVE’s Physical Demands Analysis (PDA)/Job Site Analysis (JSA) is a comprehensive review and documentation of the physical and environmental demands associated with the essential tasks of any occupation. The analysis can be completed on site or as a paper (hypothetical) assessment.

Hypothetical PDA/JSA: The physical and cognitive demands of the job are determined through discussions with the client, as well as reference through the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2006.

Onsite PDA/JSA: The physical demands of the job would be analyzed using a combination of the following:

  • Measurements of work areas
  • Measurements of loads and forces as appropriate using calibrated equipment
  • Direct observation of other workers performing work tasks in question (focus placed on positioning, posturing and duration of task performance)
  • Comparison with similar jobs titles in the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
  • Interview with employer (if applicable)