People with Disabilities Toolkit

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Purpose
To assist companies achieve but not limited to:
 
  • Assist with meeting legislative imperatives
  • Develop a working definition of disability for the chemical sector
  • Assist companies with handling disability in the workplace
  • Understanding  reasonable accommodation, issues of sensitivity, discrimination
  • Assist with increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities
What does it cover
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION TO THE CHIETA PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TOOLKIT. 6
1.1       Introduction. 7
1.2       PURPOSE OF THE PWD TOOLKIT. 8
1.3       DISABILITY LANDSCAPE 
1.4       USING THE PWD TOOLKIT. 10
           1.4.1  Electronic Interface. 10
           1.4.2  Hard Copy Interface. 11
           1.4.3. How can the USER get support and guidance. 12
           1.4.4  Support and guidance is provided by the following channels. 12
 
CHAPTER 2 - ASSESSING THE FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. 13
2. 1  INTRODUCTION.. 14
        2.2  USING A HARD COPY FORMAT OF THE TOOL. 16
         2.3  USING THE ELECTRONIC FORMAT OF THE TOOL. 20
        
CHAPTER 3 - DEFINING A PERSON WITH DISABILITIES. 29
3.1    DEFINITIONS. 30
3.2.   TERMINOLOGY. 34
3.3.   MODELS. 35
3.4.   LEGISLATION.. 36
3.5    DEFINING A PERSON WITH DISABILITIES. 41
         3.5.1  The Three Criteria to Classify a Person with Disabilities. 41
         3.5.2  The Two Excluded Categories. 42
         3.5.3  Checking the three criteria in practice. 43
 
CHAPTER 4 - REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION.. 48
4.1.     DEFINITIONS. 49
4.2.     TERMINOLOGY. 52
4.3.     LEGISLATION.. 53
4.4.     KEY ASPECTS TO REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION.. 57
            4.4.1     To ensure equal opportunity in the application process. 57
            4.4.2    To enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job. 57
            4.4.3    To enable an employee with a disability to enjoy benefits and privileges of employment. 57
4.5.     RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION.. 58
4.6.     THE WORK ENVIRONMENT. 60
4.7.     UNIVERSAL DESIGN AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING.. 61
4.8.     UNJUSTIFIABLE HARDSHIP. 63
4.9.     GUIDELINES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. 65
           What must the Employee know.. 65
            Medical and psychometric assessments. 65
            Health and safety. 65
 
CHAPTER 5 - EMPLOYING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. 66
5.1.    DEFINITIONS. 67
5.2.    TERMINOLOGY. 71
5.3.    LEGISLATION.. 72
5.4.    JOB ADVERTISEMENTS AND APPLICATIONS. 79
          5.4.1  Interview process. 79
          5.4.2  Assessments or skills testing. 80
          5.4.3  Placement and workplace diversity. 81
          5.4.4  Training and career advancement. 81
          5.4.5  Retention. 82
          5.4.6  Health and safety. 82
          5.4.7  Working environment. 82
          5.4.8 Performance management and rewarding of performance. 83
5.5.  TIPS FOR JOBSEEKERS WITH DISABILITIES. 84
5.6.  PLACEMENT. 86
        5.6.1  Introduction. 86
        5.6.2  Orientation and initial training. 86
        5.6.3  Induction training for employees with disabilities. 87
        5.6.4  Examples of what to do and what to avoid. 87
5.7.  ETIQUETTE. 88