Using knowledge transfer principles in ergonomic tool development for firefighters and paramedics

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Dr. Kathryn E. Sinden
McGill University, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Developing workplace ergonomic solutions, such as physical demands analyses (PDAs), physical demand descriptions (PDDs) and physical employment screens, requires collaboration and mutual consensus among all workplace parties. Involving all stakeholders in the process can be challenging, particularly when there are potentially conflicting viewpoints. In this presentation, registered kinesiologist Dr. Kathryn Sinden discusses how using integrated knowledge translation, informed by the Knowledge-to-Action Framework, can be useful in developing a PDA/PDD for firefighters and a physical employment screen for paramedics.

Using knowledge transfer principles in ergonomic tool development (June 16, 2015)