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August 28, 2019 4:44 PM

Safety standard open for public review

Dr. Amin Yazdani, director of Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance at the college’s School of Business, is working at the national level, and in collaboration with several stakeholders, on the development of several Canadian Standards.

A draft of the Ergonomic Design of Ambulance and Related Equipment is now available for public review on the CSA Group Public Review website.

This standard specifies requirements to facilitate the application of ergonomics into ambulance design and describes a user-centered design process for establishing additional ergonomic requirements, as necessary.

The objective of applying ergonomics is to optimize overall system performance by ensuring human performance and safety requirements are balanced with engineering and design requirements.

It is intended to be used by government and regulatory authorities, manufacturers and distributors of ambulances, distributors of equipment, paramedics, paramedic organizations, and other interested parties.

Public review of the standard is open until October 1, 2019. For more information, contact Dr. Yazdani at