Occupational Therapy

Job Demand Analysis

A Job Demands Analysis is an extensive evaluation process that examines and quantifies the physical demands required to perform a specific job or work task. The JDA is performed at the worksite and may include videotaping, observation and quantifying forces required to perform the job task. Often the information collected and reported can be utilized in pre-employment screening and job-specific RTW programs.

A JDA is usually conducted for an employer or an insurance company for use when an individual who performs the job is injured/off work/returning to work and is part of a rehabilitation or return to work plan.


  • treatment team requires job info to set rehab goals and time frames
  • treatment provider is asked by insurer or employer if the worker is able to do their job
  • when info about job is needed to compare to FCE results