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.
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 […]