New Assessment Tools Ensure A Commitment to Worker Safety Culture

Convened by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the OpX Leadership Network’s new Worker Safety Readiness for the CPG Industry assessment tools and leadership guidelines ensure a worker safety culture for consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). 

The primary focus of the document is to provide worker safety readiness assessment tools in two key areas: commitment to a culture of worker safety and development of a worker safety plan. The free resource includes subject matter expertise from members of the OpX Leadership Network’s Worker Safety Solutions Group, as well as guidelines to evaluate electrical safety, ammonia safety and machine safeguarding.

In addition, Worker Safety Readiness for the CPG Industry assists CPGs and their OEMs and other suppliers in implementing best practices to mitigate conditional risks (equipment, line configuration, materials and environment) and behavioral risks (thinking, acting, choosing and deciding) related to worker safety.

“Leaders at all levels in CPG and OEM companies should be committed to developing and sustaining a culture of safety,” says Paul Schaum, COO, Pretzels, Inc. “The OpX Leadership Network’s Worker Safety Readiness for the CPG Industry provides clear steps to help achieve effective worker safety readiness.”

The OpX Leadership Network was founded in 2011 by PMMI to ensure CPG companies and OEMs are well-connected and well-prepared to solve common operational challenges, make smarter decisions and achieve operational excellence.

The Worker Safety assessment tool, as well as other operational solutions, are available for free download at

About OpX Leadership Network 

The OpX Leadership Network is a dynamic community of manufacturing, engineering and operations professionals dedicated to operational excellence. Through open dialogue between CPG manufacturers and OEMs, the OpX Leadership Network provides an exceptional forum where the best minds come together to identify and solve common operational challenges and apply best practices and innovative solutions to the real-world context of manufacturing. Learn more

The OpX Leadership Network is convened by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, representing more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. It works to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through leading trade media, as well as the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows  PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK Maxico and EXPO PACK Guadalajara. Learn more at and and

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