17th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference - Ergo Cup Competition            

The goal of this competition is to recognize and encourage the development of innovative ergonomics solutions and education in the workplace. Any organization that can demonstrate an effective ergonomics solution or education initiative within the last 24 months (November 2010- 2012) (November 2011 – 2013) is eligible to compete. The ergonomic solution preferably should have been implemented at least 1 (one) full year and actual productivity, safety ROI results should be presented. 

Application deadline is November 29, 2013

Ergo Cup Finalists will be notified December 16, 2013

There are four Ergo Cup Categories (team-driven workplace solutions, team-driven workplace solutions-internal Ergo Cup competition, ergonomic program improvement initiatives). The general theme across all Ergo Cup categories is innovation. Consequently, off-the-shelf improvements will not be considered (even if they are great ergonomics solutions and generate an excellent ROI).  Innovation is defined as "A new device or process created by study and experimentation".

  1. Team-driven workplace solutions - At least 75 percent of the problem-solving effort is conducted by in-house individuals whose primary responsibilities involve production and maintenance. Some technical support by in-house health and safety, engineering/ergonomist staff is permitted as members of the team or as support of the team. Support from outside consultants is permitted but only company representatives are permitted on the presentation team if selected as an Ergo Cup contestant.
     
  2. Team-driven workplace solutions – Ergo Cup internal competition. Same criteria as above except applies to organizations who conduct internal Ergo Cup competitions. Organizations who submit an entry to the internal competition category will be asked to identify their project on the submission form.
     
  3. Engineering/ergonomist-driven workplace solutions - At least 75 percent of the problem-solving effort is conducted by in-house engineers and ergonomists. Some technical support from outside consultants is permitted, but most activities are conducted by in-house resources. Only company representatives are permitted on the presentation team if selected as an Ergo Cup contestant.
     
  4. Ergonomics Program Improvement Initiatives - Must be a planned ergonomic program improvement initiative, process or management system designed to improve the effectiveness of a location's overall comprehensive ergonomics program. Examples include, but are not limited to: ergonomic training programs, incorporation of ergonomics into change management systems, ergonomics risk assessment processes, ergonomic prioritization systems, return-to-work programs, office ergonomic programs, and ergonomic programs designed for mobile and/or telecommuter employees.
Important Dates  
   
Submission deadline  29-Nov-13
Ergo Cup Finalists Announced 16-Dec-13
Ergo Cup Finalists Response 31-Dec-13
Ergo Cup Promo Piece Due 14-Feb-14
Ergo Cup Video Due 21-Feb-14
Ergo Cup Team Member Reg Due 16-Mar-14
17th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference March 24 – 27, 2014

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