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Ergonomics Forum

Date: October 10, 2019 Time: 12:30PM - 4:30PM Location: WorkSafeBC auditorium, 6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC (Map it)

In recognition of Ergonomics Month, WorkSafeBC is hosting our fourth annual Ergonomics Forum. You're invited to join us for an afternoon of presentations, an interactive tradeshow, and an opportunity to network with ergonomic experts.

The theme is Prevention through Design – you’ll learn about the importance and benefits of considering the health and safety of workers before the design of a project or task. In this early stage, there’s an opportunity to create an inherently safer work environment to reduce the likelihood of injury. This even applies to pre-existing jobs – come and learn how the work could be re-imagined to increase productivity, quality, and reduce the chance of injury.


Designing it right the first time – Fraser Health Ergonomists and Fraser Health Facilities Planning
What can you do to help get design right the first time? The panel will discuss how to influence overall design and ensure that every effort is made to capture user needs, while avoiding costly and time consuming project changes and retrofits. You’ll learn about some of the key elements to include when creating functional requirements, including how to use industry-specific standards, develop in-house standards, and engage subject matter experts and end users. The value of mock-ups will also be highlighted.

Workplace ergonomics projects that strived for improvements in productivity and health and safety – Dr. Catherine Trask, Canada Research Chair in Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Health and Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan
Every workplace can benefit from striving for continual improvement through design, which may include new workstations, tools and equipment, and technologies. You’ll learn about the benefits of integrating an ergonomics approach to understanding and implementing changes based on the requirements of the workplace and what workers need to optimize their performance.


This event is free, but you must register online to attend. If you have any questions about the event, please email


Parking is only available on-site for people with a disability parking permit. Pay parking is available at nearby locations. When you register you will receive an email about these locations.