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Implementering av en tejpmaskin i förpackningsindustrin: en studie av säkerhetspåverkan
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Implementation of a tape-machine in packaging: a study of safety impacts (English)
Abstract [en]

Accidents cause economic losses to the company as well as suffering and general discontent among the employees. With an increased global responsibility, companies are not only answerable for what goes on inside their own gates but also for retailers and customers. When the packaging becomes a danger, how will we know what to replace it with? At IMI Hydronic Engineering, employees hurt themselves on the metal staples that seal the cartons, but is replacing metal staples with plastic tape an economical and safely viable option? This thesis dives into the workplace environment and collects data from semi-structural interviews with the employees and an evaluation of internal accident records. The main focuses are safety and economics, although the economy aspect has had to stand back due to the lack of empirical data. The results show that the tools and systems in place to protect the employees, where applied, are working and the workers believe that their job could be executed with a lower risk, perhaps even without a loss of production. The suggestion to the company is that to fully understand the costs, a collection of data regarding the current costs is needed and that usage of gloves by the employees might help lower the number of accidents per year. Suggestions for further studies include ecological aspects, profit versus costs and product returns due to inadequate packaging.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 26
Keywords [en]
Packaging logistics, Factory accidents, Safety, Industrial economics, Packaging material, Work environment, Work place accidents, Staples, Plastic tape
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15445OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-15445DiVA, id: diva2:1269768
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Industriell ekonomi - Högskoleingenjör
Available from: 2018-12-28 Created: 2018-12-11 Last updated: 2018-12-28Bibliographically approved

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