Transporting heavier items over significant distances with cart
Company: AF&PA member company; PPSA member site
Industry: Converting Plant – NAICS Code 322299
Task: Transporting heavier items over significant distances with cart
Employees: 100 (number at the site)
A fine paper sheet finishing facility purchased material handling carts for employees to transport 30 pound rolls of labels and 60 pound cartons of paper.
Packaging operators had to walk 200 feet (one-way) to the labels storage area to pick up and return with a supply of labels to apply on the product. Occasionally the operators also needed to pull a carton of paper off the line and move it to another area to rerun. A roll of labels can weigh up to 30 pounds and operators would often carry more than one roll at a time; the cartons of paper weigh up to 60 pounds.
- AF&PA; PPSA (August 2007).