Ergonomic job analysis methods offer the means to quantify job/task physical requirements and inform the decision process of occupational medicine professionals. Job analysis protocols commonly employed by ergonomists are presented. The validity of the information developed from these approaches is assessed, and the limitations, utility, and relevance of these techniques are addressed. Data obtained from the application of these methodologies during the professional practice of the program faculty are reviewed to illustrate the breadth and detail of
information provided by these various approaches. The role of ergonomics and ergonomic job analysis methods in the support of comprehensive occupational medicine practice is discussed.