When employing new people many employers consider the necessary tasks for the job description but do not consider safe working practices.
According to Humanomics, managing OHS risk should begin at the recruitment phase. Safe working needs to run through the whole employee life cycle. A proper job analysis will include details of the inherent physical requirements of the job.
Candidates need to be assessed to see that they can meet the safe working needs of their particular job. It is always better to be proactive about safe working rather than reactive. Looking at the physical capabilities means that you do not simply employ people with the right skills but also those people who are best able to work safely and decrease risk. This will ensure higher productivity and less sickness due to workplace injury.