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

Before

Coca-Cola Before Photo

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.

After


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

 

Watch the November 1st webinar highlighting the 15 finalists and revealing the winning entry!