Methods-Time Measurement – Using TIME wisely
EAWS® (Ergonomic Assessment Worksheet) is the internationally recognized standard for assessing the ergonomic risk of an activity. Stress points are awarded for ergonomically unfavorable situations. The risk score increases with the level and duration of the load and the total final risk score is visualized by means of a traffic light display (GREEN / YELLOW / RED):
EAWS® 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 is a holistic system (covering all risk areas) and it provides detailed results in four sections:
MANUAL MATERIAL HANDLING
The purpose of EAWS® is to analyze and prevent the risk factors that may lead to overloading the operator and eventually, occupational diseases. As always, the final goal is the redesign of the work system so that any risk can be minimized and the performance eased.