Highlights from the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2018

The AEC Conference Committee would like to thank all of our attendees, exhibitors and sponsors for another exciting year of ergonomics innovation at the AEC in Atlanta. We hope you gained new insights to apply to your own practices to help make a safer, more efficient community.

AEC Awards

Watch the AEC awards presentations including the team awards for the annual Ergo Cup® competition!

Follow the link and view on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/8Z2Re2lKwR0

Congratulations to all the Winners!

2018 Ergo Cup® 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 ergonomic solutions. The general theme across all Ergo Cup® categories is innovation.

Ergonomics Program Improvement Initiative Ergo Cup® Winner
“ERGO LOGIC – New Model Packaging Process”
Honda of Canada Manufacturing, Ontario, Canada

Workplace Solutions I - Team Driven Workplace Solutions Ergo Cup® Winner
“Mix” It Safer
The Esteé Lauder Companies, Melville, New York

Workplace Solutions I Team Driven Workplace Solutions with Internal Competition Ergo Cup® Winner
“EGO” (Ergonomics-on-the Go)
Cintas, Greensboro, North Carolina

Workplace Solutions II Engineering/Ergonomics Driven Workplace Solutions Ergo Cup® Winner
“Self-Turning Tool”
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, San Antonio, Texas

Ergo ExcellenceAwards

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

Ergo Cup® Excellence Award Winner - Innovation
“Hands Down”
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Princeton, Indiana

Ergo Cup® Excellence Award Winner - Simplicity
“Die Setter Laser Light Marker”
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, San Antonio, Texas

Ergo Cup® Excellence Award Winner - Cost Savings
“CryoVac Juice Extractor”
Coca-Cola, Dunedin, Florida 

Ergo Cup® Excellence Awards Winner - Ergonomics Risk Reduction
“The Clampetts”
Honda of America Manufacturing, Anna, Ohio

Ergo Cup® Excellence Award Winner - Presentation Quality
“TALK the TALK ERGO Moments”
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida

Creativeness Winners

Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Student of the Year Award
Sponsored by CNA Insurance, this award recognizes achievements in ergonomics application or research, including process improvement, education, applied instrumentation and product development as submitted for presentation in a poster or oral presentation at the Applied Ergonomics Conference.

The winners are:

Automated NIOSH Lifting Equation
Meiyin Liu, University of Michigan

Manual Material Handling Mitigation of Musculoskeletal Injury Risks with Simulation and Ergonomic Principles and Tools
Shanon Wooden, University of Central Florida

A Cognitive Ergonomic Assessment of Office Chair Design
Ashley Shortz, Texas A&M University

Design of Roller Coaster Seat from Anthropometry Perspective
Jingwen Li, Penn State University
   

Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Practitioner of the Year Award
Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., this award recognizes professional career achievements in the creative application of ergonomics principles, including process improvement, education, applied research (research that has been translated into practice), applied instrumentation and product development.

The recipient for 2018 is – Stephen Jenkins, Cintas

The Tom Waters Award
Sponsored by Liberty Mutual in recognition of the Best Manual Handling Presentation at the 2018 Applied Ergonomics Conference.

The recipient for 2018 is:

Smartphone-based Ergonomic Risk Screening
SangHyun Lee Ph.D., University of Michigan

View all of the Ergo Cup®, Ergo Excellence and Creativeness in Ergonomics award winners here:

AEC 2018 - Ergo Cup® and other award winners


View all of the Ergo Cup® teams here:

AEC 2018 Ergo Cup teams


 View the photos from #AEC2018 here:

AEC 2018
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