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Jane Sleeth, Hon. B.P. & H.E.(Ergonomics), B. Sc.PT, C.P.T.

President & Senior Consultant

Optimal Performance Consultants Inc.

Jane Sleeth is Founder and Senior Consultant at Optimal Performance Consultants Inc.  Since 1991, Jane has applied her unique background as both a Physiotherapist & Human Factors Design specialist to enhance human performance in the workplace. Outcomes from her & her firm’s 29 years partnering with Fortune 500 companies have included: cost savings for Chrysler Canada of over $1.75 million dollars in the prevention of work refusals & litigation in the US and Canada: operating cost savings for RBC in follow up ergonomic mitigation work of over $375,000.00 over a 2 year time period associated with the application of ergonomic/human factors design in one downtown major property; prevention of AODA penalties and Human Rights litigation associated with the correct design and implementation of universal washrooms for a Crown Property Management; an ROI of 7 dollars for every $1.00 spent in consulting costs for Bank of Nova Scotia based on capital cost savings for retrofits, rework & accommodations that did not have to be put into place etc.

Jane is author of the Canadian best-selling book Return to Work Compliance Toolkit published by Thompson Carswell. She is the author of Psychological Illness, Mental Health and the Workplace; Canadian Trends and Return to Work Challenges published by Thompson Carswell in 2011 and Understanding, Preventing and Controlling Back and Neck Pain; A CLV Special Report, published by Thompson Carswell in 2012. She is also the author of Developing an Internal Ergonomic Program published by OPC in 2017.

Jane holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Physiology from the University of Toronto, an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto and is completing postgraduate work in the area strategic human factors design.

Jane is a regular and sought-after speaker at North American conferences on the topical areas of ergonomics as a productivity tool; ergonomic/human factors design in the built environment; the business case for ergonomic/human factors design.


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