Dizziness or lack of balance can come from a variety of conditions or even the use of medication. Accommodations can come in a variety of solutions for a specific limitation. See below for some ideas to help you get started.
Alerting devices can be used to notify a person who is deaf or hard of hearing to sounds in the environment. An individual can be alerted to sounds like a telephone ringing, a doorbell or an emergency alarm through vibration or a light signal. A transmitter detects certain sounds and then sends a signal to a receiver that vibrates or blinks a light.
Alternative lighting, such as incandescent lighting and LED light fixtures provide adequate task light without harmful UV radiation. LED lights are becoming more widely available. Contact the following companies for information regarding these products:
Fall protection products can include roof anchors, helmets, harnesses, lanyards, lifelines, and rescue hoists. Fall protection products are generally durable, comfortable and meet OSHA and ANSI standards.
Employees who experience limitations in concentration may need a flexible schedule in order to work optimally during hours of increased attentiveness. Flexible schedules can also be used to have a period of mental rest in order to refocus and reorient into his/her work. Examples of a flexible schedule would be adjusting starting and ending times of the workday, combining regularly scheduled breaks to create one extended break or dividing large breaks into smaller segments, and allowing work to be completed during hours when the employee is most mentally alert.
Modified Break Schedule
Some employees can benefit from taking their breaks at a different rate than what may be considered standard by their employer to accomodate certain conditions, symptoms and habits they have in order to perform their job at their optimal level.
Soft, protective padding used to cover posts, signs, walls and other surfaces to protect from injury.
Personal safety and fall alert devices are available in a variety of products and services. Some products and services are activated when a person pushes a button on a watch, pendant, cell phone, or other device. These generally have a monthly service plan and connect the person with a call center operator. It may be necessary to contact vendors to learn more about available features -- such as alerting emergency contacts and/or 911; selecting automatic alerting options; or setting up appointment reminders.
Scooters can be used by people with mobility impairments who do not need a wheelchair but who have difficulty walking for various reasons, such as fatigue or muscle weakness. Scooters come with a variety of options, such as baskets, armrests, plain or plush seats, and all-terrain capability.
Telework, within certain fields, can be an excellent alternative for employees who have conditions that make it difficult for them to leave their home or reliably travel to a place of work. Employers should consider if a job can be made compatible with telework for their employees and communicate their expectations and requirement for the job to be performed out of home. Allowing work from home during worksite or office construction; extremely hot, cold, or inclement weather; or parking renovations could be a reasonable accommodation.
A vehicle rear vision system might be used as an accommodation when a worker's ability to hear and see the environment is compromised. For example, a worker who is deaf who needs to operate a vehicle in the workplace, such as a forklift, may find it beneficial to see behind them when a mirror is not being used.