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!
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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® WinnerTeam-Based Ergonomic Intervention in a Large Electric UtilityPacific Gas & Electric Company, Central & North California
Workplace Solutions I - Team-Driven Workplace Solutions Ergo Cup® WinnerInsert Tab DispenserGulfstream Aerospace, Appleton, Wisc.
Workplace Solutions I - Team-Driven Workplace Solutions with Internal Competition Ergo Cup® WinnerFountain Drink Spool ToolCoca-Cola Refreshments, Philadelphia
Workplace Solutions II - Engineering/Ergonomist-Driven Workplace Solutions Ergo Cup® WinnerMolten ThymolJohnson & Johnson, Lititz, Pa.
Workplace Solutions II - Engineering/Ergonomist-Driven Workplace Solutions with Internal Competition Ergo Cup® WinnerLet the Puller Do the PullingToyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL), Huntsville, Ala.
In addition to the Ergo Cup®, five Ergo Excellence awards are bestowed. The Ergo Excellence awards are chosen by ballot of all conference attendees.
Each year, GOErgo and the Applied Ergonomics Conference Committee present these two awards for ergonomics creativity.
Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Student of the Year AwardSponsored 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 AwardSponsored 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)