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date: 20 July 2019

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The world of work has many arduous jobs that require the worker to possess greater levels of physical ability than found in the normal population. This chapter provides an overview of the underlying physiological principles associated with physical performance and methods to assess arduous jobs in the workplace. It includes an overview of test development and validation of physical tests and litigation related to their use in job selection and retention. The benefits of physical testing and the methods for reducing adverse impact are highlighted.

Keywords: physical, physiological, physical ability

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