Subjective job task analyses for physically demanding occupations : what is best practice?

Larsen, Brianna and Aisbett, Brad 2012, Subjective job task analyses for physically demanding occupations : what is best practice?, Ergonomics, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 1266-1277, doi: 10.1080/00140139.2012.697582.

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Title Subjective job task analyses for physically demanding occupations : what is best practice?
Author(s) Larsen, Brianna
Aisbett, BradORCID iD for Aisbett, Brad
Journal name Ergonomics
Volume number 55
Issue number 10
Start page 1266
End page 1277
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Essex, England
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0014-0139
Keyword(s) physical selection tests
task domains,
inherent requirements
Summary Workers in physically demanding occupations (PDOs) are frequently subjected to physical selection tests. To avoid legal ramifications, workplaces must be able to show that any personnel selection procedures reflect the inherent requirements of the job. A job task analysis (JTA) is fundamental in determining the work tasks required for employees. To date, there are no published instructions guiding PDO researchers on how to conduct job task analyses. Job task analysis research for non-PDOs offers some insight into the expected reliability and validity of data obtained on the most prevalent task domains in job analysis (importance, frequency, time spent and difficulty). This review critiques such research, and the existing published material on JTA of PDOs, and provides recommendations for future research and practice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00140139.2012.697582
Field of Research 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Socio Economic Objective 940505 Workplace Safety
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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