Global Ergonomics Month 2018

October is Global Ergonomics Month!

In honour of Global Ergonomics Month, the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) would like to take this opportunity to highlight human factors and ergonomics events taking place across Canada during the month of October. Please use the links provided to attend or gain more information about these events. If you know of additional events that you think our members would be interested in, please post them on ACE’s Public LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram (ace_ergo) accounts. Alternatively, contact @email with all the details, and we will try to get the word out as soon as possible.

Octobre est le mois mondial de l'ergonomie!

En l'honneur du mois mondial de l'ergonomie, l'Association des ergonomes canadiens (ACE) aimerait profiter de l'occasion pour souligner les événements liés aux facteurs humains et à l'ergonomie qui se déroulent partout au Canada au mois d'octobre. Veuillez utiliser les liens fournis pour assister ou obtenir plus d'informations sur ces événements. Si vous connaissez d’autres événements qui pourraient intéresser nos membres, publiez-les sur vos comptes LinkedIn, Twitter ou Instagram (ace_ergo) d’ACE. Vous pouvez également contacter @email avec tous les détails et nous essaierons de faire passer le message le plus rapidement possible.



October 15-18 2018:

ACE-CROSH-2018-logo-en-compressed.pngPlan on attending our annual conference, where members come together to learn from and network with national and international ergonomics/human factors and safety practitioners and researchers. This year’s conference is be a joint venture with the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH), and will be taking place in Sudbury, Ontario, from October 15-18, 2018. Visit our website to register and for additional conference details.

ACE-CROSH-2018-logo-fr-compressed.pngPlanifiez votre venue à notre conférence annuelle, où les membres se réuniront pour apprendre et travailler en réseau avec des praticiens et des chercheurs nationaux et internationaux en ergonomie / facteurs humains et en sécurité. La conférence de cette année est une coentreprise avec le Centre de recherche sur la santé et sécurité au travail (CRSST), qui se tiendra à Sudbury, en Ontario, du 15 au 18 octobre 2018. Visitez notre site Web https: // pour vous inscrire et pour plus de détails sur la conférence


October 24 2018
Join Lucy Hart (Global Furniture Group) on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in Cambridge, Ontario as she discusses and answers your questions on the new CSA Z412 Standard on Office Ergonomics. If you happen to be in the area and wish to attend, please contact Betty Ann Schnurr at @email to register and receive time and location details.

October 24, 2018
In partnership with CROSH and Workplace Safety North (WSN), the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) will be hosting a free webinar entitled Participative Office Ergonomics- Empowering Workplace Parties through Technology, on Wednesday, Oct. 24th.  The goal of the webinar is intended to re-educate former and potentially new clients with respect to office ergonomics and demonstrate/educate on our new participation approach we have under taken to address the overwhelming requests for office ergonomic assessments. Keep checking with OHCOW’s website ( for details on time and registration.



Oct.3-5 2018
WorkSafeNB Annual Conference (Fredericton, NB) With more than 25 workshops addressing current health and safety issues and trends, WorkSafeNB’s Annual Health and Safety Conference is designed to appeal to everyone - from the newest JHSC member to the most experienced safety professional. Our vision is healthy and safe workplaces in New Brunswick, and our program will help us achieve this vision.

Oct.3 2018 
No More Work? Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Employment (Halifax, NS) Dr. James Livingston (Rutgers University), author of No More Work: Why Full Employment is a Bad Idea (2016), will speak on the topic of how technological developments, particularly artificial intelligence (AI) might shape the future of employment, and how we should feel about it. This public talk is part of the 2018-19 McKay Lecture Series on AI. 

Oct. 4 2018
Webinar: The Importance of the OH&S Committee at your Workplace  (Workplace, NL) 

October 16-19 2018
Pam Dempster (BA, BScOT, CMWA, CCPE, ACE-Atlantic Director at Large) will be speaking on "The Impact and Importance of Ergonomics in the Workplace" at the Association of Municipal Administrators NS’s (AMANS) Fall Conference in Cape Breton, NS. 

Oct. 24 2018
Health & Safety Learning Symposium: Prevention is the Key - The Changing Landscape of Safety  (St. John's, NL) 

Oct .27 2018
Fitness NB Annual Summit: "Your Maritime Connection" (Fredericton, NB) 

Throughout the month of October:
Kinetic Life Solutions will be doing various ergonomics themed lunch & learn sessions. Labrador City 

Various Dates in October:
Psychological Health and Safety: The CSA Standard (Half Day Workshop). (Various Locations, NL) 

Various Dates in October:
Personal Protective Equipment: Does yours meet CSA standards? (Half Day Workshop) (Various Locations, NL)



October 10 & 11 2018
The Better Workplace Conference 2018

October 11  2018
WorksafeBC Ergonomics Forum

October 24-25 2018
Manufacturing Safety Alliance - OHS Conference

October 27 2018
National Strength and Conditioning Association-BC Provincial Clinic



Activités SST / Ergonomie


11 et 12 Octobre 2018
Colloque sur la SST par la FTQ

12 Octobre 2018
34e congrès sur la Santé et sécurité du travail au Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean-Chibougamau (CNESST)

14 au 20 Octobre 2018
Semaine nationale de la SST par la CSN (14 au 20 octobre 2018). Conférence de Patricia Richard, ergonome, lors d’un 5 @ 7 le 17 octobre 2018.
Ils ont aussi un site internet sur la semaine SST :

Plusieurs événements se déroulant au Québec durant le mois d'octobre






Remise des Grands Prix SST par la CNESST dans différentes régions du Québec durant tout le mois d’octobre


Centre Patronal SST
Différentes formations du Centre patronal (Agenda régulier)

Il y a aussi une journée colloque sur la prévention le 30 octobre à Brossard portant sur le cannabis :


Colloque de l’ASSTSAS : Colloque en santé et sécurité de l’ASSTSAS dans les centres d’hébergement de longue durée



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Différentes formations et événements par Les Affaires (Agenda régulier)


Les ASP ont leur calendrier de formation régulier. Toutefois, voici les activités spéciales de certaines ASP


Colloque sur les risques du métier de soudeur par l’ASFETM et Multi-Prévention (23 octobre):

Colloque Via Prévention : Entreposage SST 360 (4 octobre) :




…en novembre,

Il y a le Colloque de l’IRSST et le Grand RDV de la CNESST




We’ve also included additional events that members may want to keep on their radar for November and December of this year, and in 2019. 



Nov. 27 and Nov. 29 2018
In (belated) celebration of Global Ergonomics Month, the OHCOW Windsor/Sarnia Ergonomists will be hosting a lunch and learn in Windsor on November 27th and Sarnia on November 29th, 2018.  They will be discussing the new CSA Office Ergonomic Standard and the new MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario.  The content of these documents and what they mean for industries will be explained.



November 1 2018 
ACE BC/YK Circadian Rhythm Workshop
Event details coming soon!

November 1 & 2 2018
Culture Leadership Masterclass with Dr. Robert Long

November 27 2018
i-HOP: An Introduction to Human and Organizational Performance with Dr. Todd Conklin

February 8 2019
Safety Differently: A ‘Principles and Practices’ Update with Dr. Sidney Dekker

February 26-28 2019
BC Quality Forum



Nov.14&15 2018
2 Day Train the Trainer Ergonomic Champion Course (Dartmouth, NS) Offers an introduction and training on how to conduct Office Ergonomic Checklists and Comfort Surveys as a preventive health and wellness focus in the workplace. This course is intended for non-health practitioners such as HR and Benefit Specialists, Health & Safety Officers, Employee Wellness divisions or members in a Health, Safety and Wellness Committee. Practicum included.

Nov.17 2018
ACE Atlantic Conference - “Ergonomics in our Community” (Moncton, NB)

Nov.20-22 2018
3 Day Office Ergonomic Assessor Course (Dartmouth, NS) Offers education and skill development in conducting comprehensive office ergonomic assessments. This course is offered to licensed health practitioners (such as Occupational Therapists, Kinesiologists, Registered Nurses, Physiotherapists) that are interested in expanding their specialty skill set into the field of Ergonomics. Practicum included.

Nov. 21 2018
Webinar: Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls at your Workplace (Workplace NL)

Nov. 29 2018
Persons with Disabilities Day (Gagetown, NB) Every year in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the 5th Canadian Division Support Group (CDSG) Defence Advisory Group (DAG) for PWD organizes a conference-type event to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities to increase awareness of some of the challenges they encounter at work and in their communities. On 29 November 2018, 5 CDSG will host a series of guest speakers and a vendor and stakeholder exposition, representing the PWD community and the various support agencies, both internal and external to DND. Current plans have an adaptive (i.e. para) sport team playing an exhibition game against a base generated team and a guest speaker from the Canadian Mental Health Association, along with the vender expo.

Dec .5 2018
Webinar: Small Business OH&S Requirements (Workplace NL)

August 12-15 2019

Save the date! The organizing committee of the 50th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) invites you to join us at the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre in St. John’s, NL. Watch the ACE website for details and registration:

Le comité organisateur du 50e congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne d’ergonomie (ACE) vous invite à nous rejoindre au Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre le 12 au 15 août 2019, à St. John’s, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.