Thank you for attending the 19th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference!

The Institute of Industrial Engineers and GOErgo would like to thank you for attending the 2016 Applied Ergonomics Conference! We hope you enjoyed the conference and are returning to work refreshed and energized with new ideas you can immediately put into practice. We hope to see you again for AEC 2017, March 27-23, 20167, in Orlando, Florida!

Conference Proceedings

The AEC Conference Proceedings are online at Click on "Conference Program" in the top menu, select the day and session in which you'd like to find more information.

AEC 2016 video highlights

  • Watch this interview with Michelle Robertson of Liberty Mutual Research Institute of Safey.
  • More videos will be posted soon.

AEC 2016 photo album

Click here to view photo highlights of AEC 2016.

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 IISE, 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
Molten Thymol
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.

Ergo Excellence Awards

In addition to the Ergo Cup®, five Ergo Excellence awards are bestowed. The Ergo Excellence awards are chosen by ballot of all conference attendees.

Innovation – 
Fixture Fixers
Honda of America Mfg. Inc., East Liberty, Ohio

Simplicity – 
Pallet Stop
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) Awards

Each year, GOErgo and the Applied Ergonomics Conference Committee present these two awards for ergonomics creativity.

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)

View the winners

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