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Patten Don

Don Patten

Specialized Consultant

Through the power of collaboration, Don sees himself as a catalyst for positive change in his role as a Specialized Consultant in Ergonomics with WSPS. He has consulted with a wide range of industry partners and consistently employs creative strategies to foster a dynamic learning environment.

"My human-centered approach to ergonomics and health and safety involves collaborating with diverse stakeholders from all sectors and identifying opportunities to weave ergonomics seamlessly into new and established processes.” He says. “Making transformative changes can leave a lasting impact, improving productivity, quality, and risk mitigation.”

Don is a Registered Kinesiologist (R.Kin), a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE) and holds a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. With over two decades of specialization in applied ergonomics, he meets and exceeds WSPS high standards for education, experience, and internationally recognized certification.

Don is interested in bringing equity and inclusion to the workplace through the incorporation of design principles that meet the unique needs Ontario's diverse workplaces. He is also committed to keeping pace with the ever-changing world of work.

“It’s important to consider the impacts of technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and machine learning on improving workplace safety, as well as using ergonomics principles to improve accident reduction across all hazard categories.”

Don's influence extends beyond his immediate role. He is a representative for WSPS at the Ergonomics Steering Committee of the Chief Prevention Office in Ontario, CSA standard committees, and ISO standards.

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