Applied Ergonomic Solutions to Eliminate Hazards in Converting Applications

Kevin Lifsey

Presented by Sean L. Craig

Each year converting companies spend billions of dollars in workers’ compensation claims. After all the accounting is complete, those billions of dollars are simply deducted from their bottom line. And while those same companies will spend billions of dollars on new product development in order to become more profitable, what many fail to realize is that by simply investing a little time and applying some basic principles, the billions they spend on workers’ compensation claims could be channeled back into the bottom line. The means to recoup these
lost dollars is called ergonomics and this paper provides an overview of what ergonomics is, the type of injuries it addresses and then looks at some practical applications of ergonomic solutions in the converting industry.

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