The 9th annual Find It – Fix It Challenge deadline is September 11th (just one month away!) If you’re a past or current Humantech client, enter your best ergonomic improvement today. We’ll keep you inspired by posting some of our past favorites each Monday and Friday through the contest duration.
Southwire – 2014 Winner (Tied with The Timken Company)
Trap Head Changeover
Their improvement focused on improving the posture and comfort of the worker responsible for removing a 52-pound tube and an 85-pound head during a changeover.
The company designed and fabricated an adapter which eliminated having to change the tube, and a lifting JIG that eliminated the operator from lifting the trap head. These improvements eliminated all unsafe postures. The Best Score was reduced from 37.6 to 2; the NIOSH Lifting Index was reduced from 2.33 to 0; and, the changeover time was reduced from 42:15 to 4:36.
View Timken’s 2014 winning entry!