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

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2012, 00:00 authored by Brianna Larsen, Brad AisbettBrad Aisbett
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.

History

Journal

Ergonomics

Volume

55

Issue

10

Pagination

1266 - 1277

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Essex, England

ISSN

0014-0139

eISSN

1366-5847

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, Taylor & Francis