On-Demand Webcast: Human Factors in the Workplace

Date and Time

Starts:03/20/2018 8:00 AM

Ends:03/20/2056 8:00 AM

1 Hour Hour(s)


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The most important thing in the room is not the furniture, it is the people. When we consider the people in the space, we can create successful work environments. By considering the human experience at a social, physical, and cognitive level, we can begin to understand the interaction between the individual, group, and space.

When we feel better, we work better. That's one of many reasons it's critical to consider human factors in the workplace. An office that takes the whole human into consideration – an office that encourages movements large and small throughout the day, that allows us to initiate and regulate social interaction, and that takes into consideration factors like personal space, physical and psychological proximity, and territoriality – helps us feel better. It improves our health, comfort, and connection. By providing an overview of physical, social, and cognitive ergonomics, this session will help participants to create and support workplaces that are healthier for workers.


Learning objectives:

  • Gain a basic understanding of how to create and support spaces that are more naturally human.
  • Gain a basic understanding of physical ergonomics.
  • Gain a basic understanding of social ergonomics.
  • Gain a basic understanding of cognitive ergonomics.


Who should attend?

HR professionals responsible or involved with:

  • Health and Wellness programs
  • Space planning
  • Working with employees at any capacity in work environment 

Speaker bio(s)
Roopa Segu, Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist

A Certified Associate Ergonomist, and registered member of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Roopa has an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts background in Kinesiology and Psychology. This undergraduate background combined with a passion for creativity led Roopa to pursue and complete her Masters of Science in Human Factors and Ergonomics from Loughborough University. Her post-graduate work focused on inclusive design; the psychology and sociology of cultural perceptions; systems organizational analysis; and environmental human factors.

To complement her academics in Human Factors, she completed her Health and Safety for the Workplace certification. Her ergonomic work experience includes projects under the automotive, airline, food manufacturing, transport, hospitality, office, and healthcare sectors. Roopa practices the social, cognitive, and physical components of human-centred design to create a balanced and holistic approach. She is a field expert in workplace Ergonomics, technology support, and Herman Miller Thrive Ergonomic Portfolio products.