Training EAWS Ergonomic Assessment Worksheet (EAWS)
The need to identify the degree of exposition to biomechanical load has led at the beginning of the new millennium to the development of specific ergonomic risk screening tools; aim of these tools is to analyse the risk factors that may lead to overload the operator and eventually to occupational diseases. As always, the final goal is the redesign of the work system so that the any risk can be minimised and the performance improved.
For who / admission requirements
Anyone who has to do with ergonomics and workplace layouts. A MTM training is not necessary, but MTM prior knowledge does have some advantages.
The basis of every ergonomic risk screening tool is to estimate the correlation between the task ergonomic characteristics (force, frequency, postures, etc.) and the probability of causing an occupational disease. The main difficulty is to determine how the different factors interact and lead to work-related troubles or diseases. The best approach is certainly the risk prevention in the design phase of the work system (preventive ergonomics); if the product and/or the process is already defined, changes may be too expensive and less efficient (corrective ergonomics).
For a quantitative ergonomic risk evaluation of a specific working sequence, generally two evaluation levels are used:
First level tools: risk screening tools which require a quick checklist.
Second level tools: risk evaluation tools which require a detailed analysis with index calculations. These are applied where a possible risk has been already detected by a first level system and the “risk generator” has not yet been properly identified.
The aim of First level tools is to get a very quick mapping of the different risk areas and to concentrate all the efforts on a rapid redesign. With the Second level tools specific loads are analyzed in detail, since the first level corresponding tool was insufficient to identify the origin of the risk.
Though the EAWS is presented as First level tool, it is quite analytical and it always identifies the origin of the risk.
Objective and result
Aim is to analyse the risk factors that can lead to operator overload and eventually to occupational diseases, in order to find adequate solutions. The use of a score system, with traffic light display, shows how the employee can be helped to work healthy and well. Without ignoring productivity.
Each participant concludes with an exam. This diploma is recognised internationally.
If there are sufficient public course registrations, a central location will be sought. In addition, we also provide in-house training courses. By filling in the contact form you can request more information. We will contact you, afterwards.
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