Favourite job accommodations

The most popular accommodation practices, and the least, according to a study of supervisors

Dr. Vicki Kristman’s IWH study found strong support among supervisors for a range of work accommodations. The five most popular practices were for the accommodated employee to:

  • avoid lifting of heavy objects;
  • avoid awkward postures;
  • limit pushing or pulling heavy objects;
  • avoid twisting or bending; and
  • avoid prolonged periods of standing.

The three least-used practices were to have the accommodated employee:

  • move to a different worksite or location;
  • change work time; and
  • shorten work days.

Source: At Work, Issue 77, Summer 2014: Institute for Work & Health, Toronto

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