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 ergonomic solutions. The general theme across all Ergo Cup® categories is innovation.
Four Ergo Cup® awards are presented annually for outstanding solutions through training, engineering and teamwork. For more detail, please click here.
Two Ergo Cups will be offered in this category: one for organizations who conduct internal Ergo Cup competitions and another for those who do not. The criteria for the Team-driven Workplace Solutions are the same for both groups. Those organizations who submit an entry to the internal competition category will be asked to identify their project on the submission form.
At least 75 percent of the problem-solving effort is conducted by in-house engineers and ergonomists. Some technical support from outside consultants is permitted, but most activities are conducted by in-house resources. Only company representatives are permitted on the presentation team if selected as an Ergo Cup contestant.
Must be a planned ergonomic program improvement initiative, process or management system designed to improve the effectiveness of a location's overall comprehensive ergonomics program. Examples include, but are not limited to: ergonomic training programs, incorporation of ergonomics into change management systems, ergonomics risk assessment processes, ergonomic prioritization systems, return-to-work programs, office ergonomic programs and ergonomic programs designed for mobile and/or telecommuter employees.
In addition to the Ergo Cup®, five Ergo Excellence awards are bestowed. The Ergo Excellence awards are chosen by ballot of all conference attendees. The criteria for these awards are the same as for the Ergo Cup.
Ergo Cup® categories
Ergo Cup® application
Ergo Cup® budget worksheet
The internal competition guide is available to assist companies in planning an internal Ergo Cup® competition.
Highlights of the 2010 Ergo Cup® competition (video)
Related linksWebinar - Conducting an Internal Company Ergo Cup® CompetitionWebinar - How to Create a Winning Ergo Cup® BoothWebinar - "Ergo Cup Do's and Don'ts"
Browse previous Ergo Cup® winners and finalist by year:
Ergo Cup® winners
Ergo Cup® finalists