Worksite evaluations are conducted by Worklink Occupational Therapists and Ergonomics Consultants.
A worksite evaluation may form part of a worker’s injury management programme or may be a “stand alone” evaluation. Within the context of the Workers’ Compensation System, a worksite evaluation is usually conducted in order to facilitate an appropriate graduated return to work programme. In this situation, the Occupational Therapist identifies the physical demands of the duties evaluated and can select appropriate duties for an injured worker in consultation with the medical practitioner.
Ergonomic workstation evaluations are conducted as required to examine the physical work environment of a particular workstation and, importantly, the worker’s interaction with this workstation. Individual postural factors, work factors and workload factors are examined during this evaluation.