Webinar Description:

Situational awareness has its roots in the aerospace industry dating back nearly forty years, and will continue to be relevant as more complex technology is introduced to the workplace.The role that human factors has to play in this new era involves ensuring that the operator has the correct information at the critical point in time at which it is required. This webinar will introduce the concepts of situational awareness and provide some context for it’s evaluation in a controlled setting, as well as preliminary results from CROSH investigations.

Speaker: Alison Godwin, PhD, Associate Director, CROSH

Dr. Godwin is an associate professor in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. Her research in the area of occupational health and safety includes improving line of sight for operators of heavy equipment, evaluating the potential of virtual reality devices to improve OHS training and investigating situational awareness using a mining load-haul-dump simulator.