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