Category accessibility

How RE, FMs, Building Owners plus the A&D Professionals must support employment standards (IASR) Join us for the BOMATO Event Feb 9th Jane Sleeth speaker

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance. Source: How FMs can support employment standards There are seats available for Tuesday Feb 9th BOMATO event. From 7:30 to 9:30 Jane Sleeth Principal and Head of Ergonomic & Universal Design at Optimal […]

The Stakes are rising for compliance with Recruitment & Hiring of People with Disabilities. Breakfast Seminar Jan 27

A new AODA Seminar by OPC/Steelcase January 27th. The Stakes are rising for compliance with Recruitment & Hiring of People with Disabilities. Jan 4, 2016 2016 brings more complex mandatory AODA requirements for ALL employers in Ontario. The requirements – the IASR or Integrated Accessible Standards –┬áwill require communication and collaboration with HR, IT, Software […]

Its 2016. Do you know the status of your AODA, AMDA & Accessible BC 2024 compliance programs?

Its 2016. Do you know the status of your AODA, AMDA & Accessible BC 2024 compliance programs? Dec 30, 2015 Its soon to be 2016! Remember when we were celebrating the year 2000? Much has happened in the area of making provinces accessible for all business, retail, homes/condos mostly in Ontario and now in Manitoba […]

This is what happens if your company does not have a formal Ergonomic Program in Place?

This is what happens if your company does not have a formal Ergonomic Program in Place? Other external parties and your employees run the program for you. The ergonomic team at Optimal Performance Consultants Inc. Call us for an initial consultation and presentation about the mandatory ergonomic standards in BC and Ontario & how to […]

Strange how Bank Tellers Prefer to Sit at Standing Workstations While Office Employees Demand to Stand

It is time for employers, purchasing managers, facility managers and HR managers┬áto take a step back as the tsunami of demands for Sit to Stand Workstations continues to move forward. A question to ponder apart from the evidence OPC Inc. has written about in previous posts is: why do our consultants find over 95% of […]

When you hear Optimal Performance Consultants talk about Human Factors in Accessible Design this is what we mean

In OPC Inc’s Ergonomic, Human Factors and Accessible Design practice we find that many clients and even the general public are not aware of how these three areas of expertise are interrelated and necessary to have in place for the design of the workplace, buildings and websites to name a few. While ergonomics takes care […]

Making Elevator Modernization Decisions – Facilities Management Elevators Feature – WHERE IS THE ACCESSIBILITY?

When your condo or office tower is modernizing elevators this is the perfect and lower cost time to ensure accessible design is part of this. Some of the design features to consider as both beset practice in design as well as to ensure compliance with the new Ontario Building Code include: -mirrors in the back […]