In this webinar, the new CSA Standard, entitled the CSA Z1011.1 Work Disability Management in the Paramedic Service Organization, that sets out the requirements for a work disability management (WDM) system based on evidence-informed best practices, will be discussed and its implications for paramedics.
The objective of this Standard is to provide requirements and guidance on how to effectively manage the health needs of workers in the paramedic service organization (PSO) to minimize the possibility or impact of work disability, as well as onboard workers, specifically paramedics, with disabilities. A focus is given towards prevention and the management of work disability related to operational stress injuries (OSI) and other mental health and well-being conditions.
-Introduction, Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Emile Tompa, Director, CRWDP
-Standard Development Process: Lina Lopez, Project Manager, CSA Group
-Overview of the Standard: How the standard addresses the needs of persons with disabilities? Dr. Emile Tompa, Dr. Amin Yazdani
Panel Discussion: How paramedic service organizations can support paramedics with injuries and disabilities?
Centre for Work Disability Policy (CRWDP)
Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness, and Performance (CISWP)
Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group)
Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC)