Category Human Factors Design

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 […]

Did you know Ergonomics is about Preventing Human Error?

Many an OH&S Manager or Committee make the same assumptions when attempting a Root Cause Analysis. Too often the human factor is deemed to be the cause for an accident, near miss or MSI injury, product error. To jump to this conclusion in the absence of performing a full and complete Root Cause Analysis is […]

The AODA is the Law In Ontario PLUS it makes for an excellent business case!

Only 30% of employers in Ontario are compliant with the Customer Service Standard (CSS) of the AODA. As part of the CSS compliance, Optimal Performance developed an easy to use, effective elearning tool which takes approx 30 min for your employees to review, take quizzes and show learning has occurred. Certificates of completion are issued […]

“We Have Designed Cities To Make People Ill” | Co.Design | business + design

“We Have Designed Cities To Make People Ill” | Co.Design | business + design. Great article and discussion to read about. Has relevance to Active Design experts and to Human Centred Design (also called accessible and universal design). ┬áMy response is as follows;   “In addition to the health of the users of design and […]

Speaking out about medical errors that cost lives Susan McIver Author; Time for Root Cause Analysis and Human Factors Design to Prevail

Speaking out about medical errors that cost lives | CBC Books | CBC Radio.   Speaking out about medical errors that cost lives | CBC … http://www.cbc.ca Apr 19, 2013 – Co-author Susan McIver “The numbers are staggering: 24,000 deaths a year in Canada are due to medical error”. Before you head to a hospital […]