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Human Factors North Inc.

Kathy Kawaja

174 Spadina Avenue, #202
Toronto, ON
M5T 2C2
Phone: 416-949-4782 or 416-596-1252
Fax: 416-596-6946

Consultant Bio

Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE) and Principal Ergonomics Consultant with Human Factors North Inc., Ms. Kawaja's expertise is in the physical aspects of applied ergonomics. She has carried out numerous projects in all types of work environments in both the public and private sectors over the past 20 years.

Company Description

Human Factors North Inc. (HFN), incorporated in 1982 and based in Toronto, is a multidisciplinary Canadian ergonomics consulting firm involved in the application of biomechanical, physiological, psychological, sociological and engineering factors to the design and evaluation of complex systems, workstations, work practices, work organization, tools and equipment. HFN consultants consist of experts in the physical and cognitive aspects of ergonomics. HFN's consultants have extensive experience of contract work in commercial, industrial, service, transportation (including airports), health care, legal, administrative, and defence environments.  



Areas of Expertise

Architectural, Aviation / Aerospace, Communication Systems, Defense, Educational Systems, Energy Generation, Health Care, Industrial, Legislation, Natural resources, Processing Operations, Tertiary / Office sector, Transportation, Accident analysis, Accommodation of special needs individuals, Disability management, Manual handling of materials, Musculoskeletal disorders, Physical environment, Protective clothing


Ergonomic intervention, Equipment / product evaluation, Hand tool evaluation / design criteria, Human performance assessment, Litigation, Physical demands analysis, Research and development, Risk management analysis, Task analysis, Task design

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