Introduction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers proper matching of employees to the job as being instrumental to injury prevention. The purpose of this paper is to describe a functional testing process that can be legally and effectively used to identify whether or not an individual is able to perform the essential physical functions of a particular job prior to job placement. The functional testing program described in this paper is designed to meet the standards of the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA) and avoid disparate discrimination as required by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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