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Health & Safety Workshop: Human Factors Approach to Safety & Incident Investigations


This dynamic and practical workshop will help incident investigators, managers, and other safety professionals understand and apply the human factors approach to their investigations and safety management systems. Human factors is a science that focuses on how humans interact with features of the environment in their workplaces. The human factors approach to an investigation asks why a worker’s decision or action made sense to that worker at the time, in the context of their workplace. You will learn tools and methods you can use to help ensure your investigations result in effective injury prevention. You will also have the opportunity to discuss ways of implementing a proactive human factors approach to safety, and learn how to put strategies into action.

who should attend

This workshop is ideal for leaders, managers, safety professionals, operations personnel and manufacturing specialists.


Jenny Colman, Human Factors Specialist, Prevention Risk Management Services, WorkSafeBC


Jenny earned her BSc.in ergonomics / human factors (HFE) at Loughborough University, UK where she specialized in forensic and system ergonomics. This background led to an 11 year opportunity in WorkSafeBC’s fatal and serious injury investigation division to analyze how why an event occurred for the benefit of organizational and industry-wide learning. Her experience in incident investigations led an invitation to develop and subsequently review of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard – Z1005 for Incident Investigation. During her time in the Investigations dept, she earned her Masters of Science in Human Factors and System Safety at Lund University, Sweden.


She is now working in the Prevention Risk Management Services Unit at WorkSafeBC. In her current role she consults and educates employers in various industry groups to gain an understanding of human factors/systems thinking.

Date & Time

Thursday, May 30, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


$60+GST CME Member
$95+GST Non Member


KPU Civic Plaza
Room 703-13485 Central Ave
Surrey, BC, V3T 0K2

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