Job Analysis Preparation
Our certified counselors are experts in creating in depth job descriptions known as Job Analyses (JAs). JAs are used as tools in managing worker compensation claims while developing return to work strategies, addressing employability, and identifying suitable retraining occupations.
At Eastside Vocational Services' Ergonomic Division, Healthy Workforce, we are very passionate about ergonomics and strongly believe that injury in the workplace can and should be prevented. Ergonomics is used to describe the science of "designing the job to fit the worker, not forcing the worker to fit the job." Healthy Workforce Ergonomic Specialists practice the science of Ergonomics for injury prevention as well as identifying needed modifications for injured workers. We specialize in workplace ergonomics; as the average person spends more time at work than they do performing any other task; it seems that it would be an extremely beneficial investment for employers and employees alike. Ergonomics covers all aspects of a job; from the physical stresses it places on joints, muscles, nerves, tendons and bones; as well as environmental factors which can affect hearing, vision, and general comfort and health. Ergonomics can mean implementing a wide array of modifications into your daily routine, our recommendations will often range from a variety of stretching exercises to possible reorganization of the current space and/or work related tools. Also, if necessary, the ergonomic specialist will include any equipment recommendations that we feel would benefit the worker in performing the job in a safer and more efficient manner. Some ergonomic recommendations are more difficult to adapt to than others; however, it just takes a little bit of time to see the benefits of these solutions once they have been implemented into your everyday routine.
Our firm offers vocational rehabilitation and counseling services provided by certified rehabilitation counselors whom have extensive knowledge and experience practicing in the vocational rehabilitation field. Our counselors assist individuals with physical, mental, cognitive, and psychological restrictions. Vocational counseling services include developing and strategizing return to work positions and programs with employers, identifying transferable skills, identifying job modifications, providing ergonomic services, coordinating care and treatment plans established by the medical professionals, resume development and implementing return to work strategies. We also examine employability and develop and implement vocational retraining plans. In our efforts to advocate for workers within the workplace we work closely with medical, legal, and claims management professionals. In our efforts to advocate for workers within the workplace we work closely with medical, legal, and claims management professionals.
Return to WorkPrograms
We at Eastside Vocational Services will help you structure a return to work program specific to the needs of your business and employees. Returning an injured or temporarily impaired worker to the job can be an extensive and complex process. Having a return to work program in place can make all the difference for both employers and employees while progressively returning the worker to full duty. Return to work programs are not only for workers injured on the job, they can be used for returning employees to work whom have suffered a non-occupational injury as well.
Employers often use return to work programs for the following reasons; reduce disability leave costs, maintain productivity, and comply with disability related legislation. Returning employees to work earlier can help prevent loss of skill and workforce value of the employee, therefore reducing the risk of emotional distress and isolation long term.