Dr. Steven Fischer

Dr. Steven Fischer

Dr. Steven Fischer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology the University of Waterloo. Steven directs research in the Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab (https://www.uwaterloo.ca/obel) where the main thrust of his research focusses on evaluating and enhancing occupational/workplace performance.

Dr. Fischer’s current research focuses on developing and evaluating pre/post hire physical employment tests for physical demanding professions; and, on identifying how individual factors (e.g., arm strength, leg strength, etc.) determine movement behaviours when performing occupational tasks.  His research is supported by research-industry partnership grants and contracts in addition to government sponsored operating and infrastructure awards.

New Hire and returning employee physical ability screening

Rooms 206-208 (2nd Floor)

This session will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about the new best practice pre-employment and return-to-work test that has been implemented in the Ottawa Paramedic Service and the Region of Waterloo of Paramedic Service. The “Ottawa Paramedic Physical Abilities Test” (OPPATTM) is an evidence-based test, which began with the collection of paramedic physical […]