Tractor Trailer Safety

Even though loading and unloading trucks and trailers are daily activities in many mills, they are a major cause of workplace injuries and fatalities. Perhaps even more dangerous are situations where workers have not had proper training.

Here is a document that provides procedures that should be implemented to prevent injuries and fatalities while loading and unloading tractor trailers.


LATEST NEWS

Industry Benchmarking Survey
Based on member feedback, we will conduct the Profile Study every two years, instead of annually, because product properties are not expected to change significantly in one year. The next Profile Study will be initiated this December for first-quarter ’25 sampling. All past Survey reports can be accessed at this member-only page.

2024 Winter Webinar
On January 25th, we held a webinar on Waste Reduction through Separation and Upcycling, presented by Drew Kinsel, Upcycling Product Manager at Kadant Black Clawson. Webinar slides and recording are available to RPTA members only at this web page, along with materials from other past webinars.

2024 Production-Technical Seminar
We held this year’s P-T Seminar on April 29 and 30, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Session topics were:

  1. Safer Operations
  2. Process Monitoring
  3. Multiply Machine Operations
  4. New Recyclable Packaging Developments

Presentations are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer Webinar
The webinar will be on in-line freeness control. Details to follow.

Educational Event Topics Planned
Based on member polling, the RPTA Operating Board will be organizing educational events for the next year on these topic categories:

  1. Safer operations
  2. Solid waste reduction
  3. Ways to improve paper properties
  4. Wet end chemistry
  5. Grades and quality of recovered fiber

If you are aware of experts or technology in one or more of these categories, which would be of general interest to members, please let RPTA Staff know. We will communicate events widely and will poll members again next year for new topics of interest.