Kitchener ACE Meeting: Physical Demands and Injury Risk Reduction for Paramedics

Date(s) - 11/03/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

825 Trillium Drive, Kitchener, Canada, N2R 1J9, Ontario

TOPIC: Physical Demands and Injury Risk Reduction for Paramedics



Daniel Armstrong, MSc, AE

PhD Student

Department of Kinesiology | Biomechanics

University of Waterloo


WHERE: McIntyre Group, 825 Trillium Drive, Kitchener, ON N2R 1J9

We will try to set up carpools for those who would like to participate.


DATE: March 11, 2020


TIME: 7 to 9 PM



Networking/Snacks [15 minutes]

Presentation/Q&A [60 minutes]

Networking [45 minutes]


COST: Free




QUESTIONS: Betty Ann Schnurr,, 519-894-1419



Paramedics are a work sector exposed to high physical demands. Discussion will include:

  • acute and cumulative demands of paramedic work
  • how the demands are assessed
  • ergonomics interventions for paramedic work
  • pre-employment screening for paramedics



Daniel’s research interests include understanding how the movement strategy used in the workplace influences resultant biomechanical exposures on the worker’s body. Specifically, he has done applied research in the paramedic sector. Most recently, he has published in IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors: “Ranking Stretcher and Backboard Related Paramedic Lifting Tasks Based on Their Biomechanical Demand on the Low Back”.

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