As an employer adhering to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), your first step in the hiring process should be determining the position's “essential duties.” This is crucial in deciding whether an applicant can perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation. It is also pertinent when accommodating an existing employee. This webinar will review the steps that a large municipality took in ensuring they were AODA compliant, comprehensively documenting the essential duties of their jobs.
- Understand how “essential duties” are defined
- Know why you need to identify the essential duties of a job
- Anticipate the point at which essential duties should be identified
- Examine the benefits to your organization of identifying essential duties
- Hear how a large municipality implemented a tool for identifying essential duties
- Take away tips for applying a similar process yourself
PRESENTER: Sarah Snable, B.Sc., R.Kin, CCPE, PROergonomics
Sarah Snable is a Certified Professional Ergonomist, Registered Kinesiologist and co-founder of PROergonomics, an ergonomics consulting firm. She has worked with several municipalities and other public and private sector organizations to provide them with ongoing support to ensure their current and future ergonomic and health & safety initiatives successfully fit with their long-term goals. In particular, her continuing work with the City of Mississauga has tied ergonomics with AODA compliancy, helping to ensure that recruitment and accommodation/return-to-work initiatives meet and exceed the requirements for compliance with the Employment Standard of the AODA.