Friday, November 30, 2012

JAN's Accommodating Employees in Health Care Settings

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

In the JAN publication titled, "JAN's Accommodating Employees in Health Care Settings," the following example is given about a physician with a physical disability:

A physician with muscular dystrophy was having problems getting up from a seated position after consulting with patients. The individual was accommodated with a lift cushion for his chair.


JAN is one of several services provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Its development has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of ODEP, West Virginia University, and private industry throughout North America.