Webinar – Launching a National Ambulance Design Standard

Date(s) - 03/03/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Improving the health and safety of paramedics is one of the main goals in the launch of the new Ergonomic Design Standard for Ambulances and Related Equipment – CSA Z500. Current ambulance and paramedic equipment design standards do not adequately safeguard paramedics from sacrificing personal safety for patient care, a known human factors and ergonomics (HFE) design challenge. This webinar highlights the scope of the new Canadian standard including the emphasis placed on ergonomics. Ambulance features such as workspace layout, patient compartment, driver cabin and the relationship to MSD prevention will be discussed.

Interested in learning more about how the Standard can be implemented and impact the health of paramedics? Join CRE-MSD for MSD Prevention in the Paramedic Sector II: Launching a National Ambulance Design Standard, a free full-day event happening on March 27, 2020.


Amin YazdaniDr. 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 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


This is a FREE webinar but registration is required. Please complete the online registration form and a confirmation email containing the webinar login details will be sent to you. For assistance, please contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca.

Disclaimer: The Centre 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.

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