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 analyze 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 minimized and the performance eased.
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 to cause an occupational disease. The main difficulty is to establish how the different factors interact and lead to work related troubles or diseases.
Certainly the best approach is the prevention of the risk in the design phase of the work system (preventive ergonomics); if the product and/or the process is already defined, changes may be too costly 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. They are applied where a possible risk has been already detected by a 1st level system and the “risk generator” is not yet well 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 analyze the risk factors that may lead to overload the operator and eventually to occupational diseases, to search for adequate for solutions. The using of a score system, like a traffic light, shows how to help the employee to work healthy and good conditions. Without ignoring the productivity.
Every participant ends with an examination. This diploma is recognized internationally.
If sufficient participants are registered for a public training, a venue as central as possible will be chosen. Besides we provide in-house trainings. By filling in the contact form you can ask for more information. Afterwards we will contact you.
First day and Monday: 10.00 – 17.30 h
Days between: 8.00 – 17.30 h
Friday and last day: 8.00 – 14.00 h
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TIP: take to the training a counting machine, pencil and eraser with you.© 2018 MTM Association Benelux