The Last Word
by Carol Walsh, Editor-in-Chief
The Occupational Requirements Survey – ORS – is a new survey designed to provide information about work-related requirements – physical demands, environmental exposure, education and training, and mental requirements – found in jobs in the U.S. Developed under an agreement with the Social Security Administration, the survey goal is to collect and publish occupational information that the SSA can use to help make decisions for their disability programs. The ORS is designed to capture requirements based on typical tasks related to critical job functions and is not focused on specific skills or experience of any worker.
ORS brochure: https://www.bls.gov/ncs/ors/ORS_trifold_web_version.pdf
For more information: https://www.bls.gov/ncs/ors/home.htm