Know the Essential Duties of Your Jobs: Comply with AODA (On-Demand)

A step-by-step review on how to determine the essential duties of jobs so your organization is in compliance with Ontario’s accessibility legislation



On Demand
Course Leader : Sarah Snable, B.Sc., R.Kin, CCPE, PROergonomics
Duration : 1 hour 0 minute
Price: $69.00

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.