Repetitive stress injuries cost U.S. employers $1 billion per week. These injuries are one of the 10 most common causes of workers compensation claims. The resulting physical trauma from a repetitive stress injury often leads to surgery. Apart from causing unnecessary physical pain and trauma to the employee, the event is costly for both employee and employer; employees incur extra medical expenses and potentially lose future income, and the employer must temporarily replace the employee while they are sidelined.
To keep their workers free from injury and to minimize claims, many e-commerce companies have switched from tape guns to water-activated tape dispensers for carton sealing.