Companies from around the world demonstrated innovative ergonomic solutions in the competition for prestigious Ergo Cup® awards during the Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo 2009.
The judging panel of ergonomists selected Ergo Cup award winners in three major categories based on stringent criteria including innovation, simplicity, cost-savings, ergonomic risk and presentation quality. In addition to the three Ergo Cup awards, Ergo Excellence awards, using the same criteria as for the Ergo Cup awards, were presented to five companies selected by attendees.
The Applied Ergonomics Conference Committee proudly announced the following winners of the 2009 Ergo Cup and Ergo Excellence Awards:
Winners Stefani Guerri and Cristina Foscoli of General Electric Oil & Gas, with Tim McGlothlin, executive director of The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, co-sponsor of the Ergo Cup competition
General Electric, Oil & Gas
Florence, Italy Beyond Ergo Basics & Building an Ergo Culture
Winners Jim Jegerlehner and Jim Kopaska of Clow Valve Company, a division of McWane Inc.
Clow Valve Company, a division of McWane Inc.Oskaloosa, IowaHorizontal Hydrant Assembly Station
Winners Matthew Griggs and Victor Fowler of General Electric Healthcare, Service - Americas
General Electric Healthcare, Service - AmericasPewaukee, Wis.X-Ray AMX / AMX4 Battery Changes
Wichita, Kan. Torquing of Blocker Doors
SimplicityThe Boeing Company
Marysville, Wash.Berry Masking ToolCost Savings or ROI
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Albuquerque, N.M.Implementing Ergonomics with Lean Processing for Customer Returns ProcessingErgonomic Risk ReductionEthicon, a Johnson & Johnson Co.
Somerville, N.J.Implementing Ergonomics with Lean Processing for Customer Returns ProcessingPresentation QualityHonda Manufacturing of South Carolina
Timmonsville, S.C.Pneumatic Ergo Compression Unit