MSD Prevention in the Paramedic Sector II: Launching a National Ambulance Design StandardExport this event to calendar

Friday, March 27, 2020 — 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

UPDATE: Due to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this event has been postponed and will be held at a future date.

Conference overview

Join members of CRE-MSD, Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance, CSA Group, Paramedic Chiefs of Canada, and the Paramedic Association of Canada for the launch of the new Ergonomic Design Standard for Ambulances and Related Equipment - CSA D500.  Maintaining the health, wellbeing and effectiveness of our paramedic workforce is of the upmost importance. The new Canadian Standard sets out requirements and provides guidance for the design, layout, and procurement of ambulances and related equipment with a focus on the application of ergonomics. In addition, this Standard provides infection prevention and control guidelines for consideration in the design of ambulances and equipment. 

This exciting one-day launch event will introduce and guide attendees through the Standard. Sessions will include: a summary and review of the research evidence informing the Standard, advice on integrating the Standard into a services procurement process, a manufacturer’s perspective on the integration and utility of the Standard, and last but not least, a discussion of the impact and value of the Standard for front-line paramedics. The event will wrap-up with a Question & Answer session and social.

If you are involved in or have an interest in procurement, fleet logistics, equipment/ambulance design and layout, human factors & ergonomics, or paramedicine, this is a can’t miss event!

Preliminary agenda*

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking
9:00 - 9:20 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:20 - 9:30 The Role of Standards in Improving Health and Safety of Paramedics
9:30 - 9:40 The Role of Standards in Prevention
9:40 - 10:20 Evidence Supporting the Standard
10:20 - 10:35 Break
10:35 - 12:15 A Review of the Standard
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 1:35 Integrating the Standard into Procurement Processes
1:35 - 1:55 Integrating the Standard into Design of Ambulances: Manufacturers' Perspective
1:55 - 2:15 Benefits of the Standard for Paramedics
2:15 - 2:35 Q&A with Panel Members of the Standard Technical Committee
2:35 - 2:55 Next Steps, Directions, and Implementation
2:55 - 3:00 Closing Remarks
3:00 - 4:00 Snacks and Networking - Launch Party

*Program subject to change

Registration

UPDATE: Due to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this event has been postponed and will be held at a future date.

For assistance, contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca

Location

Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites
​Mississauga Ballroom

5875 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON
L4V 1N1

Accommodation

If you require accommodation for the night before the event (Thursday March 26), a limited number of guest rooms are available for a discounted rate at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites. Reservations can be made online or by phone using the group code for this event. The deadline to reserve a room is March 12, 2020

Book a room online

Book a room by phone:
1-800-445-8667 
Group code: UOFWI

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