B.C. Matthews Hall
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519-888-4567, ext. 45513
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 third webinar in this series will focus more broadly on lessons learned from the lens of an ergonomist. Ergonomic principles are most effective when considered proactively, at the earliest stages of design. Examples and vignettes will be discussed regarding the necessity of gauging ergonomics knowledge among the technical committee, dealing with anthropometry and considering how to integrate ergonomic principles to improve design without restricting creativity and innovation.
About the presenter
Bronson Du is a research scientist at the Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance. His research passion is in applying his background of public health and kinesiology to generate a holistic understanding of how policies affect workplace safety, wellness and performance. Bronson uses a systems approach for data gathering, analysis, interpretation, and reporting to inform the development of interventions that are practical and integrable to workplaces. He has expertise integrating human factors and ergonomic principles into industry-specific design standards and informing the development of national frameworks for work disability prevention and management.
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