The Cafe Scientifique session presenting Participatory Ergonomics was a great success. All the panel speakers provided a nice variety to their approach and involvement in PE and there were some great questions from the audience. Big thanks to the panelists: Barb Neis from SafetyNet; Linda Miller and David Antle from EWI Works; Deborah Goodwin from Alberta Health Services; Erin Walkom from the City of Edmonton and representing the Association of Canadian Ergonomists; and of course Christie Boone from the City of Edmonton who was a great moderator and a wonderful speaker.
The morning session was hosted at the wonderful Derrick Club, who provided coffee, tea, water and an array of dainties for our guests. They did a remarkable job for the room set up and it was the perfect place for a relaxing, informal discussion.
It was nice to see all the different HR and Health and Safety personnel from a variety of industries in Alberta who came out to find out about SafetyNet’s new set of free tools to assist in implementing ergonomics in their workplace. Everyone was also given a free DVD with the tools as a take home gift.
Thanks to the folks at the Canadian Institute of Health Research for funding Cafe Scientifique and SafetyNet for their development of this great tool – as well as spearheading this well received discussion!
So well received in fact that we are thinking of having more exciting topics in the future! Stay tuned.