EAWS (Ergonomic Assessment Worksheet)
EAWS is a first level risk assessment method for biomechanical load developed by an international team of experts and is constantly developing further. The method supports its users in the assessment of physical strain, in conducting risk analyses and the assessment of measures to improve the ergonomics – from planning and design to on-going construction.
It offers compliance with the relevant CEN/ISO standards and is structured to exploit the information available in the MTM analysis to support cycle description and risk evaluation. It’s a holistic system (full coverage of all risk areas) and it provides detailed results in four sections:
- Body Postures
- Action Forces
- Manual Materials Handling
- Upper Limbs