A: Although it can be kind of a lengthy section, I have found a checklist of all the physical activities required on the job to be very helpful. If frequent lifting, carrying, kneeling, and so forth are part of the job, they go on the checklist at the end of job descriptions. It is an excellent document to have on file for employees to understand their physical requirements and even more important for Workers’ Compensation situations. It shows the doctors a list of things the employees do at work; then the doctor can determine, based on the employees’ injury, what they can or cannot do if they return to work. It’s a great way to reduce the time away from work because the workers can get back on the job and provide assistance in other areas within their ability.
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