Research Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Professor in the School of Business and Hospitality at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Earth Science, McMaster University

Contact Information:

Office: BMH 1106

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36376

Email: ayazdani@uwaterloo.ca

Fax: (519) 746-6776

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Education:

PhD. Kinesiology-Work and Health

MSc. Occupational Health and Safety

BSc. Occupational Health and Safety

Research interests

Dr. Amin Yazdani is a Research Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo’s Department of Kinesiology, a professor in the School of Business and Hospitality at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at McMaster University. He uses a multidisciplinary strategy to develop innovative approaches to prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and Work Disability in workplaces. Dr. Yazdani’s research interest is in standardization of ergonomics in design by developing best practices and development of technical standards. In addition, he has extensive experience in collaborating with small, medium, and large organization to implement organizational-wide approaches to prevent workplace injuries by improving health, safety, and wellbeing of workers. This can be achieved by understanding business’s structure and knowledge of tools and approaches used by managers, engineers and other stakeholders. Using applied and collaborative research, he investigates the integration of prevention activities into these tools and approaches and incorporate health and safety, MSD prevention, and work disability prevention into design and business’s management structure. He is also interested in economic evaluation (cost-benefit and cost-effective analysis) of health and safety related policies and interventions. He was also an active member of the technical committee for development of a Canadian standard on Office Ergonomic (CSA Z412). Amin also acted as a co-chair for the technical committee to develop a Canadian standard for Carer-inclusive and Accommodating Organizations.

Currently, he is co-leading a multi-stakeholder project to Development of the New MSD Prevention Guide for Ontario. At the national level and in collaboration with several stakeholders, he is spearheading and co-leading several important initiatives including the development of three different Canadian Standards including:

  • Work Disability Prevention Management System;
  • Design and Use of Paramedic Emergency Response Vehicles and  Equipment; and
  • Work Disability Prevention Management System for Paramedics with Post Traumatic Stress Injuries

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Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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