ERIC Number: ED415592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Accommodations for Persons with Musculoskeletal Disorders. Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Series.
Morosky, Frank N.
This brief paper summarizes requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 related to workplace accommodations for persons with musculo-skeletal disorders. The following topics are addressed: (1) the relevance of the ADA to people with musculo-skeletal disorders; (2) employment provisions of the ADA to protect individuals with such disabilities during the job application process (including prohibition of questions regarding an applicant's medical history); (3) what is meant by "reasonable accommodation" under the law; (4) examples of accommodations for people with musculo-skeletal disorders, including engineering and administrative accommodations; (5) relevance of the law to employees returning to work after a workers' compensation situation; (6) ways to maximize the employee's potential for success; and (7) long-term financial and other advantages to the employer of compliance with the ADA. A listing of eight resources is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disability Discrimination, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Musculoskeletal System, Physical Disabilities
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990