Find It – Fix It Challenge®

The 2014 Find It - Fix It Challenge - Thanks for Participating!


The 8th annual Humantech Find It – Fix It Challenge is intended to recognize and reward the implementation of creative, sustainable, and high-impact solutions that address ergonomic issues in the workplace. This contest is open to all Humantech clients, past  or present, and runs from June 1, 2014 through September 12, 2014.

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 2014 Winners! (Tie)

Southwire, Hawesville, KY

Trap Head Changeover


Southwire Before

A worker had to remove a 52-pound tube and an 85-pound head during changeover.


Southwire After

Team members designed and built an adpater and a lifting jig, eliminating all unsafe postures and resulting in a reduced changeover time from 42 minutes to 4 minutes.

The Timken Company, New Philadelphia, OH

Lap Wheel Change Fixture


Timken Before

Changing the lap wheel took two associates 90 minutes to complete. The wheel and flange together weigh 220 pounds. Several injuries had occurred on this job.


Timken After

For less than $100 in materials, the company designed a lift rack device that allows one associate to change the wheel in only 20 minutes, reducing the time on task by 78% and minimizing risk of injury.

View who won the 2014 People's Choice Award!


 Congratulations to the 2014 Finalists!

Cardinal Health, Dominican Republic
Plastic Seal and Cut
General Electric, Schenectady, NY
Melt Prep Removal
Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Beaumont, TX
Molly Brown Valves (hon. mention)
Parker Hannifin, Greenfield, TN
Copper Movement
Quad Graphics, Lomira, WI
Post Indicator Valve Tool 
Southwire, Flora, IL
Nylon Bobbin Spacer
Terex AWP, Moses Lake, WA
Cable Sub Spool Rack
The Timken Company, Los Alamitos, CA
Vertical Gauge Ring Stand
Colorado Springs Utilities, Col. Spr., CO
Chlorine Titrator Motorized Stand
Gerdau, Nashville, TN
Auto Bending with Plexiglass
J.D. Irving, Doaktown, NB, Canada
Packaging Station/Barcode Stand
Parker Hannifin, Greenfield, TN
Component Wash System
Quad Graphics, Saratoga Springs, NY
Caliper Wheel (hon. mention)
Southwire, Hawesville, KY 
Trap Head Changeover (winner!)
The Timken Company, New Philadelphia, OH
Lap Wheel Change Fixture (winner!)
U.S. Steel, Lone Star, TX
Fishing Flash