B.C. Matthews Hall
University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
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This three-part webinar series will introduce and orient individuals to the new CSA D500:20, Ergonomic design for ambulances and related equipment standard.
Paramedics play an integral role in primary health care, and face many musculoskeletal (and other) injury risks in the process. This new standard will help support and improve paramedic health and performance by strengthening the use and application of ergonomic principles into ambulance design.
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In this webinar
The second webinar in this series will provide a more detailed review of what makes up the standard. Technical committee members will provide a deep dive into the standard by addressing the Procurement Checklist, User Centred Design and Infection Prevention and Control Annexes. The Annexes that will be described provide important guidance and insight for purchasing agents, fleet staff, front line staff and paramedic leadership.
About the presenters
Greg Bruce is a Platoon Supervisor and Infection Control Officer for the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services. The County of Simcoe is the second largest County in Ontario and there are 360 Paramedics providing service to the citizens and visitor to the County. Greg has been a Paramedic for more than 20 years with 16 years as a Platoon Supervisor. After more than 16 years as an Infection Prevention and Control Professional, he is considered one of Canada’s leading experts in Prehospital Infection Control. Over the years Greg has worked tirelessly to prevent transmission of disease to patients and keep Prehospital care workers safe through knowledge and proper practice. He is the founding member and Chair of the IPAC Canada Prehospital Care interest group. He has worked with multiple levels of government developing standards as well as non-governmental agencies such as the CSA. Additionally, he has been a speaker in many conferences and forums to provide Infection Prevention and Control education and advance knowledge.
Dr. Steven Fischer is a leading ergonomics and workplace injury prevention researcher. As Director of the Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo, Steven and his team study determinants of movement behavior in the workplace, applying this knowledge to improve: work-related functional capacity evaluation; work simulation using digital human modeling; and proactive injury prevention through the design of better, safer products.
Dr. Amin Yazdani is the director of the Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) at Conestoga College's School of Business. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at McMaster University, the University of Waterloo and Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences. Dr. Yazdani is a member of the Canadian Standard Association (CSA Group) Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Steering Committee, and a recipient of the 2018 Standards Council of Canada Young Leader Award.
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Disclaimer: CRE-MSD receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. The views expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre nor of the Province of Ontario.