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EAWS key users wish to intensify communications on the system’s practical use

Leading European corporations, which use the EAWS (Ergonomic Assessment Worksheet) and wish to continue developing in line with the demands placed on the European production industry – which is mandatory anyway – met for a key user meeting in Milan on 20 January 2017. The Italian MTM Association, which is leading the way in developing the ergonomics assessment standards, had issued the invitation to the meeting. The focus of the meeting was not only on strategic aspects of further developing EAWS, but also on issues of usage. Communications between the German key users and the Italian MTM Association will be intensified, particularly regarding its use in practice.

The result of the key user meeting was a clear commitment to continue working together on the assessment standard at an international level (via the technical platform of the International MTM Directorate) and in the national user groups. “That’s why the event in Milan can be viewed as extremely positive,” said Prof. Dr. Peter Kuhlang, Head of the MTM Institute and the coordinator of the German user group. Further milestones are due to be agreed during the next few weeks. The plans involve inviting the Italian colleagues to Germany for a kind of comparison of knowledge and bilaterally, as it were, discussing the issues, which are exercising the minds of the German user group in the fields of EAWS theory and practice.

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