Ergo Firm Contest Rewards Workplace Improvements

Humantech, a workplace ergonomics consulting firm, announced its second annual Find It – Fix It Challenge to recognize and reward simple and effective workplace solutions that result in increased productivity, improved worker morale and fewer workplace injuries and illnesses.

The contest will run from May 1 to September 12. Interested organizations should submit their best workplace improvement, highlighting the implementation of a creative, sustainable and high-impact ergonomic solution. Each entry will be judged by a panel of board-certified professional ergonomists and Humantech staff members.

The contest – open to the firm's past and present clients – 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 RAPID Team Events, companies have successfully engaged their employees and generated excitement around workplace improvement,” said James Mallon, vice president of Humantech. He added that the contest “gives us a formal way to recognize the individuals and organizations that have invested in improving their workplace.”

In the 2007 Find it – Fix It Challenge, Gerdau Ameristeel's Charlotte, N.C., facility received top honors for its Bricklayer-Taphole Sleeve Lifting operation. Honorable mentions were awarded to Genie Industries, Redmond, Wash., Building #6 for its GR Counter Weight Install, and the DENSO Battle Creek, Mich., facility for its Braze Line Small Parts Assembly.

To enter the Find It – Fix It Challenge, organizations must submit original photographs along with the application form and entry template, which can be downloaded at http://www.humantech.com. Winning organizations will be showcased on Humantech’s Web site after Nov. 7.

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