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News | New Products
Bangkok is the locale for the 5th edition of the Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, which will co-locate with T-PLAS 2015
NTG, with a history of promoting digital printing in Italy, will distribute SPGPrints’ DSI digital label press
VpCI-126 EM UV film provides high-tech corrosion protection from aggressive environments and UV exposure
With a number of co-located events and educational features, the show promises many offerings for those involved in processing and packaging
All operating units of the company are now branded under the Constantia Flexibles in an effort to present a consistent, clear image to the customer
Labels from around the world are honored in a competition the head judge calls “the Oscars of the global label industry”
The new survey points to confidence in?the foodservice packaging industry for 2015, and there is optimism despite economic and environmental challenges
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- March 13, 2012
MENTOR, OH | Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials (LPM) reports the business’s 2011 worldwide recordable incident rate of 0.46 injuries or illnesses for every 100 employees. LPM saw best-ever performances in Europe, South America, and North America, with incident rates in those regions of 0.29, 0.5, and 0.62, respectively. The Asia Pacific region saw an incident rate of 0.46—just shy of beating its 2010 performance.
In comparison, the average US manufacturing company experienced a recordable incident rate of 4.4 injuries/100 workers in 2010, according to the most recent data published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. All of Avery Dennison’s worldwide sites follow US safety recordkeeping practices.
“This shows that safety is a top priority for the company, our leaders. and our employees,” says Don Nolan, LPM group VP. “It takes a teamwork mentality to make this happen, and we’ve fostered that environment by empowering all employees to make contributions towards a safer and healthier workplace.”
Kamran Kian, VP for operations and supply chain for LPM and Avery Dennison’s Specialty Materials business, says, “Our facilities are guided by the principles of Lean and Six Sigma quality, which promotes efficiency in all levels of the organization and empowers our employees to pursue operational excellence.…”
Employees are encouraged to quickly report even the smallest concerns, such as a near-miss, to correct potential dangers. Open razor knives used to cut label materials were replaced across the globe with safer cutting tools, which virtually eliminated hand lacerations. In addition, machine safety was improved through “Project Untouchable,” which minimized the amount of time workers touch or come close to operating machinery.