Find It – Fix It Challenge™
The 2013 Find It - Fix It Challenge - Winner Announced!
The 7th Annual Humantech Find It – Fix It Challenge was intended to recognize and reward the implementation of creative, sustainable, and high-impact solutions that address ergonomic issues in the workplace. This contest was open to all Humantech clients, past or present, and ran from June 24th, 2013 to September 13th, 2013.
This contest was derived from Humantech RAPID® Team Events, which are based on the concept of making quick, simple, visible changes to improve ergonomic issues in the workplace. Using the vast number of improvements typically identified and implemented during these types of events, several companies have successfully raised ergonomic awareness within their facilities.
Congratulations to the 2013 Winner!
Coca-Cola Refreshments Odwalla, Dinuba, CA
Off-Loading Fruit Tool
A worker had to prop a door open using a shovel, to control the flow of the fruit, with one hand, while the other hand had to unlatch the door and sweep the fruit out of the container and into the bin.
Team members designed and built a tool using spare pipe from their maintenance department. The tool allows for the fruit to be released without the hand support of the worker.
2013 Top 15 Finalists
AMCOL International, Belle Fourche, SD
Cleaning Scalper Screen
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Elmsford, NY
Opening/Closing CO2 Valves
Georgia-Pacific, Clatskanie, OR
Bulk Hose Unspooling
Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Riesa, Germany
Lifting and Lowering Device (Hon. Mention)
Hitchiner Manufacturing, Milford, NH
Refilling Wax Bead Barrels (Hon. Mention)
Quad Graphics, Lomira, WI
Roll Tending/Roll Shaft Cart
The Timken Company, Mesa, AZ
Turboprop Overhaul Repair/Holding Fixture
U.S. Steel, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive Engine Coolant Addition
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Dinuba, CA
Off-Loading Fruit (Winner!)
Colorado Springs Utilities, Col. Spr., CO
Filling Rock Socks
Genie, Moses Lake, WA
Mast Sub Hardline
Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Harahan, LA
Wingfoot Tailgate Winch
John Deere Foundry, Waterloo, IA
Maintain Long Spouts/Chipping Out Cast Iron
Southwire, Hawesville, KY
Drawing Machine Operator/Wire Slider
The Timken Company, Randleman, NC
Large Cup Vertical Transport Unit