2016 Ergo Cup® Competition winners
The internationally recognized Ergo Cup® competition, sponsored by the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina and Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University and presented by IIE, provides an exciting opportunity for companies to highlight their successful ergonomics solutions. The general theme across all Ergo Cup® categories is innovation.
Ergonomics Program Improvement Initiative Ergo Cup® Winner
Team-Based Ergonomic Intervention in a Large Electric Utility
Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Central & North California
Workplace Solutions I – Team-Driven Workplace Solutions Ergo Cup® Winner
Insert Tab Dispenser
Gulfstream Aerospace, Appleton, Wisc.
Workplace Solutions I – Team-Driven Workplace Solutions with Internal Competition Ergo Cup® Winner
Fountain Drink Spool Tool
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Philadelphia
Workplace Solutions II – Engineering/Ergonomist-Driven Workplace Solutions Ergo Cup® Winner
Johnson & Johnson, Lititz, Pa.
Workplace Solutions II – Engineering/Ergonomist-Driven Workplace Solutions with Internal Competition Ergo Cup® Winner
Let the Puller Do the Pulling
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL), Huntsville, Ala.
2016 Ergo Cup® Excellence Awards
Honda of America Mfg. Inc., East Liberty, Ohio
Coca-Cola Bottling, Tempe, Ariz.
Cost Savings or ROI –
Thinking Outside the Box to Build the Box
Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, Ga.
Ergonomics Risk Reduction –
Look, Don’t Touch: Auto Highlighting Tool for Deform Inspection
Honda of Canada Mfg., Ontario, Calif.
Presentation Quality –
The ERGO LEVER – Rolling Away from a Pinch
Depuy Synthes Products Inc., Miramar, Fla.
Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Student of the Year Award
Sponsored by CNA Insurance Co., this award recognized achievements in ergonomics application or research, including process improvement, education, applied instrumentation and product development.
WINNER: Gregory Garrett, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, Texas
The Tom Waters Award
Sponsored by Liberty Mutual, this award recognized the best manual handling presentation at the 2016 Applied Ergonomics Conference.
WINNER: Jack (Ming-Lun) Lu, Ph.D., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)