Fitness for Work

Fitness for Work : Role of Physical Demands Analysis and Physical Capacity Assessment

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This is a practical guide to both the methods for assessing the industrial workplace as to its fitness for people to work in and also to the methods for assessing the fitness of individuals for particular work tasks. The author attempts to re-examine the whole concept of fitness for work, acknowledging the prerogatives of both management and labour, but emphasizing the necessity for consideration of humanitarian concerns and legislative requirements. The book should be of interest to members of the health professions, in practice, in industry and in the educational institutions and to all non-medical personnel who are concerned with the selection, placement and management of workers in the work place, and to the business management and technical schools where these are trained. In addition, those policy makers and implementers for government, labour unions and other institutions where people seek to ensure a greater degree of equity in the practice and procedures of selection and placement should find the book of use.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 213 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 19.05mm | 503g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748400184
  • 9780748400188

Table of contents

History and development; traditional approach to medical examination; job evaluation and analysis; physical demands analysis; physical abilities analysis; functional capacity assessment; accommodations, restrictions and the handicapped; job matching; some legal considerations. Appendices: physical demands job analysis; rating schemata for WCAM/WPAM analyses; physiological and mechanical techniques for work capacity measurement; physical demands and work capacity; GULHEMP scale.show more