EAWS Konferenz 2012

Header Forschungsschwerpunkt Produktionsergonomie

2nd International Conference on Ergonomic Assessment in Industrial Practice


November 27-28, 2012

The assessment of ergonomics at the workplace becomes more and more important for manufacturing companies worldwide to protect the health and performance of their workforce.

Without an objective and analytical assessment, risks caused by bad ergonomics may be overlooked, underestimated or their root causes cannot be identified properly. Imminent health risks, inefficient work tasks and ineffective countermeasures can be the result.

To allow an objective and analytical assessment also in the given constraints of industrial practice the EAWS was developed. With this comprehensive assessment tool trained practitioners are enabled to identify risks, their causes and to derive effective solutions.

New findings from research and experiences out of the application in practice need to be considered in the further development of assessment methods.

At the 2nd International Conference on Ergonomic Assessment in Industrial Practice scientist directly involved in the development of assessment methods and practitioners shared their experiences with ergonomic assessments and the development and application of the EAWS in particular.

The conference will take place at the Georg-Christoph Lichtenberg Haus in Darmstadt, Germany.

Please register here.


Begin Topics November 27 Topics November 28
09:00 a.m.   Conference Opening Address
Prof. R. Bruder (TU Darmstadt)
Dr. H. Fischer (MTM Germany)
09:30 a.m.   EAWS – Version 1.3.3 and Updates from the Technical Board
Dr. K. Schaub (TU Darmstadt)
G. Caragnano (MTM Italy)
10:00 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. Coffee break
11:00 a.m. Workshop 1
Introduction to EAWS
T. Wagner (TU Darmstadt)
Ergonomic assessments in former times
Prof. K. Landau (IOA)
11:30 a.m. Ergonomic standards on manual handling and working posture
J. A. Ringelberg M.D. (CEN/ISO)
  Prolonged working life for the elderly workforce: needs and possibilities
Prof. R. Kadefors (Göteborg University)
12:30 p.m. Lunch break
01:00 p.m. Lunch break
01:30 p.m.
02:00 p.m. Ergonomic Assessment at Knorr Bremse
Franz Knödl (Knorr Bremse)
02:30 p.m. Workshop 2
Tools on Ergonomic Assessment
MTM / imk automotive GmbH / IfM Chemnitz / Siemens PLM
GES – Strategy for Ergonomics at Volkswagen AG
Dr. B. Huck (Volkswagen AG)
03:00 p.m. Conference Closing
Prof. R. Bruder (TU Darmstadt)
Dr. H. Fischer (MTM Germany)
03:30 p.m.  
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04:30 p.m.  
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05:30 p.m.  
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07:30 p.m. Conference Dinner at “Bockshaut”