Help for Reducing Repetitive Injuries

Many physicians agree that occupational injuries are similar to those incurred by athletes on professional and amateur sports teams.Health and safety managers increasingly recognize that occupational athletic training programs can benefit both the worker and the company.

According to National Athletic Trainers’ Association (www.NATA.org), every company that answered their survey on the use of athletic training programs in the workplace reported that was a positive return on investment in reducing injuries by significant amounts.

You can read a summary of the findings of the NATA’s survey and helpful ways to implement these programs in your company here.


LATEST NEWS

RPTA Announces Recipients of
2022 Scholarships

Click here for details.

Industry Profile Study
The 2022 Industry Profile Study is underway. This year samples of 21 different grades off 68 paper machines are included.
The target report date for the 2022 Study is September 1.
Members can access reports from prior years at this member-only page.

2022 P-T Seminar
RPTA’s annual Production-Technical Seminar was held May 2nd and 3rd at the Charlotte Convention Center, co-located with TAPPICon 2022

There were four very informative sessions covering Contaminant Removal, Refining, Paper Machine Drying and Threading Safety & Guarding. Copies of all presentations made are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Operating Board has selected paper machine clothing as the 2022 RPTA Fall Roundtable topic. It will include a tour of a supplier’s manufacturing facilities. The dates and location will be published as soon as arrangements are made.

The 2023 RPTA Production-Technical Seminar will be held April 24th and 25th, 2023 at the Cobb Convention Center in Atlanta. The Operating Board will recruit speakers on wet end improvements; DAF and fiber recovery optimization; process data collection and use; and safety improvements from dryers through calendar stacks.