Industry workshop topics

These topics are available for presentation, and have been delivered at:

  • Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers (AIMS) Safety Seminar
  • Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Annual Ride Safety Forum
  • National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO)
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
  • Private industry organizations
  • Human factors / human engineering in attractions (Introduction to)
  • Human factors in attractions safety.
  • Human factors and error investigation / Using human factors principles in ride accident investigation / Investigating/Classifying human performance failure
  • Obtaining better initial accident reports / Improving ride accident narratives
  • Accessibility decisions for operators and safety inspectors
  • Developments in attraction accessibility and eligibility
  • Guest experience and human engineering
  • Human engineering in amusement and recreation
  • Modelling ride inspection and knowledge organization
  • Safety inspection knowledge
  • Identifying and correcting at-risk behaviours
  • Operational analysis
  • Rider error and risk reduction
  • Extending human factors in amusement. National Engineers Week Seminar.

Author: Kathryn Woodcock

Dr. Kathryn Woodcock is Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, teaching, researching, and consulting in the area of human factors engineering / ergonomics particularly applied to amusement rides and attractions (, and to broader occupational and public safety issues of performance, error, investigation and inspection, and to disability and accessibility.