B.C. Matthews Hall
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519-888-4567, ext. 45513
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.
Dr. Yazdani uses a multidisciplinary strategy to develop innovative approaches to prevent workplace injuries and work disability. Dr. Yazdani's research interest centres around standardization of human factor and ergonomics in the design of products and work environments by developing best practices and technical standards.
In addition, he has extensive experience in collaborating with small, medium and large organizations to implement organizational-wide approaches to prevent workplace injuries and improve productivity and performance.
Dr. Yazdani co-led a multi-stakeholder initiative to develop a new MSD Prevention Guide for Ontario. He has contributed to the development of several Canadian Standards including the standard for Office Ergonomics, and acted as a co-led the development a Canadian Standard for Carer-inclusive and Accommodating Organizations (CSAB701-17).
Currently, at the national level, and in collaboration with several stakeholders, he is spearheading several important initiatives including the development of the following Canadian Standards:
- Design and Use of Paramedic Ground Emergency Response Vehicles and Equipment
- Work Disability Prevention Management System
- Fatigue Risk Management Standard for First Responders
- Work Disability Prevention Management System for Paramedics with Post Traumatic Stress Injuries