Tracie Yarian, Shipping/Receiving
Supervisor at NTF, displaying an intricate tube assembly
Eliminates jerky, side-to-side movements of hand wrapping
that lead to back injuries and increased worker compensation claims.
Eliminates injuries associated with metal banding.
“Hand-wrapping strained a lot of backs. The payoff of having the Yellow Jacket 110 measures beyond money when you think of keeping workers healthy and happy as part of the mix.” Click here for full story...
— Tracie Yarian, Shipping/Receiving Supervisor at National Tube Form, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
“With our old hand-wrapping methods, the forklift would go up and down and there would be people underneath that pallet trying to wrap it. When the Yellow Jacket pallet wrapper came along, it was our answer to getting workers out and away from these moving pallets, and preventing serious accidents.”
“We’ve not had any worker’s compensation claims for this process since we’ve started using the Yellow Jacket, and we don’t anticipate any.” Click here for full story...
— Jack Deimling, Shipping Manager for Tri-State Fabricators, Cincinnati, Ohio
According to an
Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation study of three manufacturing locations
that incorporated stretch-wrapping machines:
- There was a
14 percent improvement in the CTD incidence rate
- The days lost
due to CTDs dropped from 369 days per 200,000 hours worked to 0
- The turnover
rate (per 200,000 hours worked) declined from 94.6 to 35.3
- The restricted
days due to CTDs decreased from 125 days per 200,000 hours worked
to 39.3 – a 69% improvement
- See the complete news release on Worker Safety
That's a wrap - Yellow Jacket takes the aches and pains out of packaging
By Abbe Miller
- As seen in Modern Metals, January 2007 issue
In 2005, the U.S. Department of Labor reported more than 270,000 on-the-job back injuries. And these back disorders stemmed from employees exceeding the capability of their muscles, tendons and discs, says the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. But whether improper lifting or repetitive motion caused the work-related injuries, the truth about occupational injuries is that they can come about in a myriad of ways. The measures taken to prevent them are almost as numerous.
One solution comes in the form of the Yellow Jacket 110 stretch-wrap machine by Yellow Jacket LLC, Marion, Ind. Instead of awkwardly securing pallets with straps and banding, irregular-shaped loads can be effortlessly wrapped with the company's patented orbital stretch-wrap equipment. See the full story.