Board Converting News, March 29, 2021

Rusken Packaging (CONT’D FROM PAGE 26)

Rusken Conyers is currently running one shift but is al- ready “experimenting” with running a second. The com- pany’s customers in the automotive, food, beverage, and manufacturing segments have been growing concurrent- ly; its e-commerce has been booming, partially due to the high-volume prowess of the Bobst Discovery and to a less- er degree, the two Martin machines. “We don’t need any additional machinery now. We’re in this building, we have everything we need and we want to see how much we can grow here,” said Bell. “Our focus now is on one-box setups, customization, reducing set up times, and other ‘internal optimization’ initiatives.” Rusken Conyers is now well invested, well equipped and ready to continue servicing its customers in and around Atlanta with the highest quality and service and as part of its ongoing growth initiative, Rusken Packaging

Boxes coming off the Bobst Discovery are strapped and con- veyored to the shipping area.

purchased a warehouse in Charlotte, NC, its first facility in that state, from which it will be- gin growing its footprint. Can some BHS cor- rugators operated by CSC and an acquisition or two by Rusken be far behind? OSHA Launches A COVID-19 National Emphasis Program Effective March 12, 2021, OSHA issued a di- rective National Emphasis Program (NEP) – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The NEP is in response to the Executive Order (EO) from President Biden in January 2021. The EO was reported to Fibre Box Associa- tion members, along with recommendations from the FBA Safety and Health Committee. The agency also updated its Interim Enforce- ment Response Plan for COVID-19 to con- form to the priorities in the NEP. This NEP advises that OSHA will use tar- geted inspections, outreach, and compliance assistance to identify and reduce or elimi- nate COVID-19 exposures in the workplace. The NEP provides a formalized structure for OSHA to implement inspections, including unprogrammed, programmed, and follow-up inspections, in workplaces where employees have a high frequency of potential COVID-19 exposures. Since the start of the pandemic, OSHA has handled most enforcement work remotely, without in-person inspections. Un- der the NEP, more inspections will involve on- site visits. “The NEP targets establishments that have workers with increased potential expo- sure to this hazard, and that puts the largest



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