Life Saving Rules: Energy Isolation

Michelle Machen Our Stories, Industrial Solutions, Safety, Small Packaging

Life Saving Rules are essential safety principles that when followed, will protect employees from serious injury or death. These rules were developed around hazards specific to Mauser Packaging Solutions and are focused, clear and simple, actionable, and observable. ENERGY ISOLATION Workers who service equipment, perform maintenance, or clear jam-ups can be exposed to the release of hazardous energy. Some common …

Life Saving Rules: Line of Fire

Michelle Machen Our Stories, Safety

Life Saving Rules are essential safety principles that when followed, will protect employees from serious injury or death. These rules were developed around hazards specific to Mauser Packaging Solutions and are focused, clear and simple, actionable, and observable. LINE OF FIRE In safety, “Line of Fire” means the direction of movement (or potential movement) of an object. Incidents or injuries …

East Brunswick Reaches Safety Milestone

Michelle Machen Our Stories, Industrial Solutions, Large Packaging, Safety

On July 28, the East Brunswick Industrial Solutions facility reached 1 year without a lost time injury incident. This achievement is particularly significant in contrast with the facilities safety history in recent years. In 2018, the East Brunswick facility had 10 recordable accidents with three lost time injuries. “For this team to accomplish this milestone in the same environment and …

Indianapolis Reaches New Safety Milestone

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On July 11, the Indianapolis Small Packaging facility reached 3,285 days, which is 9 full years, without a lost time accident. Indianapolis continues to serve as an excellent role model demonstrating that no matter what disruptions come our way, and no matter what head winds are faced,  great results can be achieved when safety is an unwavering value shared by …

Life Saving Rules: Confined Spaces

Michelle Machen Our Stories, Industrial Solutions, Large Packaging, Reconditioning, Safety, Small Packaging

Life Saving Rules are essential safety principles that when followed, will protect employees from serious injury or death. These rules were developed around hazards specific to Mauser Packaging Solutions and are focused, clear and simple, actionable, and observable. CONFINED SPACES Every year, thousands of workers are seriously injured when working in a confined space. On average in North America, two …

National Safety Month – Week 4 – Driving

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The same safe driving practices that apply to personal driving should be practiced when driving at work whether on the road or when driving industrial vehicles such as a forklift. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of workplace deaths, and pedestrian fatalities are on the rise. Think through on-the-job risks to stay safe around vehicles in your workplace: …

National Safety Month – Week 3 – Ergonomics

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Ergonomics is the science of designing a safe and efficient environment to work in, whatever and wherever that environment might be. Whether your day is spent standing on a production floor or sitting at a desk, ergonomics can reduce strain on the musculoskeletal system caused by awkward movement, repetitive motion or remaining in a stationary position for a prolonged period …

National Safety Month – Week 2 – Mental Health Awareness

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The primary focus of workplace safety will always be the physical safety of employees in the workplace. In the midst of the uncertainty in our world today, it is increasingly important to recognize the impact mental health has on workplace safety. Significant evidence supports the connection between individuals’ mental well-being and their ability to function at work. An employee dealing …

Life Saving Rules: Hot Work

Michelle Machen Our Stories, Industrial Solutions, Large Packaging, Reconditioning, Safety, Small Packaging

Life Saving Rules are essential safety principles that when followed, will protect employees from serious injury or death. These rules were developed around hazards specific to Mauser Packaging Solutions and are focused, clear and simple, actionable, and observable. HOT WORK Hot Work is any work using open flames or sources of heat that could ignite materials in the work area. …