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.


2017 RPTA Scholarship Recipients
Jonathan Fitch, Western Michigan University Chemical Engineering & Paper Engineering Science major, awarded 2017 RPTA scholarship.
Brad Kirby, Miami University of Ohio Chemical Engineering major, 2017 RPTA Scholarship recipient.
Abigail Cortright, Western University Paper Engineering major, 2017 RPTA Research Grant recipient.
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2017 Industry Profile Study
Testing for the 2017 RPTA Industry Profile Study, the annual physical properties benchmarking study is underway. The annual report should be available to RPTA members in September 2017.

2017 Production-Technical Seminar
The 2017 RPTA Production Technical Seminar was co-located with TAPPI's PaperCon in 2017. The 2017 conference was held in Minneapolis, MN with the RPTA sessions taking place on April 24-25, 2017. More information on this event can be found here.

Plans are being made for the 2018 Production Technical Seminar, co-located with PaperCon for April 15-18 In Charlotte, North Carolina.

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