CEN workshop on Guideline for introducing and implementing real-time instrumental-based tools for biomechanical risk assessment

The planned CEN Workshop Agreement will define guideline for establishing and executing an instrumental-based approach for data collection regarding human load during the execution of MMH activities, both with and without HRC technologies support. The guideline will describe all necessary requirements and procedures to be used for recording and monitoring data leading to a quantitative risk assessment.

The performed assessment represents only an estimation to show the potential of monitoring human loads by the developed approach and tools. The CWA will not define specific limit values for assessing biomechanical risk which could be included in following standardisation activities. The instrumental based tools use a new generation of wearable sensors and machine learning algorithms to detect the biomechanical risk levels on the base of the previous detected limit values of the methods listed within the ISO 11228 series.


The planned CEN Workshop Agreement is intended to be used by all individuals who work in the field of occupational health and safety, particularly those involved in the prevention of WMDs through proper biomechanical risk assessment, ergonomic intervention planning, and effectiveness evaluation. The guideline could be useful and applied by professionals such as occupational health and safety technicians, ergonomists and occupational physicians. In addition, it could be used by members of technical committees involved in writing and/or modifying ergonomic standards.


The proposal of the workshop is the Italian National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work (INAIL), and the secretariat holder of this workshop is DIN, the German Institute for Standardization.


The kick-off meeting will be held on Thursday, 13th October 2022, from 10:00 – 14:30 as a virtual meeting.


The Workshop participation will be open to all interested parties.


Interested parties can submit comments on the draft Project Plan via the 'Commenting form' (see below) until 9th October 2022 and to register to the workshop by sending an email to the workshop secretary Ms Friederike Nabrdalik.


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