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Beginning of shift Boss will instruct on what product to bag Get instructions on what bagger to use Tells you if it needs to be covered and wrapped Customer specs for the product Know the storage location Make sure you know the product you are bagging Boss will inform you if there are any problems in the plants Bring your PPE with you Hard Hat Safety Glasses Not required but can be used Gloves Ear Plugs Respirator Lock and Tag Zero Tolerance First time - 3 to 5 days off Second time - Fired Air valves on the bagger Drain air lines Turn air valve off LOCK valve off Electrical Report to foreman Get proper help One lock for every person Use a rod to clear blocked spouts/pinch tubes Do not use your hands Workplace Exam Check pinch tubes Check fire extinguishers Check that packing area is clean Check for tripping hazards Check for general housekeeping Check the condition of the ramps in/out of the plant Check for large piles of material Check that guarding around blower belts are in place Check stop locks on the ramps Check previously stacked pallets for stability If the pallets leaning notify your foreman If properly trained they should be restacked Ensure that proper materials in place Supply of bags Enusre that they are the proper type Supply of pallets Place trash in the dumpster Notify foreman if the dumpster is full Do not keep filling a full dumpster Quality Control Never use broken pallets Make sure that you are bagging the right product Make sure your tanks are properly emptied Know the proper way to clean out the tanks Check your weights (either 40 or 50 lbs) Check weights three times a shift If the weight is off adjust the machine Check bags/supersacks for tears Take samples as needed Demonstrate proper sampling technique If dates and names are required make sure they go on the bags Blow off excess material if required Outside products must be covered Tuck your wrap tail in Ensure the proper amount of bags/stacking pattern are on each skid Palletizing Never use broken pallets Stack broken pallets outside the plant in an orderly fashion Material handling How to stack Keep bags square within the skid Keep the spout end of the bag pointed toward the inside of the skid Stack with the label facing up Always start staking at the back of the skid Take your time to ensure proper stacking Body positioning Place empty skids down to raise up your skid Make sure that you are comfortable Position your pallet close to the bagger Do not twist your body to stack bags Use your feet to turn Keep the bag close to your body Observe proper lifting techniques Lift with your legs not your back Gloves are recommended Snug sleeves are recommended  MD-3's or MD-5's Five bags per layer Explain pattern for each layer 10 layers high Stamp each bag once finished Take a sample every skid Write your name and date on one of the bottom bags of each skid Cover and wrap the skid Affix your quality control packet Put the product on stock  MD-10 Seven bags per layer Explain pattern for each layer 8 layers high Stamp each bag once finished Take a sample every skid Write your name and date on one of the bottom bags of each skid Cover and wrap the skid Affix your quality control packet Put the product on stock 50-lb bags Lawn and Garden Place a slip sheet down 7 bags per layer Explain pattern for each layer 8 layers high Write your name and date on one of the bottom bags of each skid Cover and wrap the skid Put the product on stock Industrial Place a slip sheet down if the product is being stored outside 7 bags per layer Explain pattern for each layer 8 layers high Blow off each layer with the air hose for certain customers Stamp the date on each bag for certain customers Write your name and date on one of the bottom bags of each skid Cover and wrap the skid Number each skid Staple PO number to skid for certain customers Sample every 4th skid Properly mark sample bag Affix a quality control packet to the final skid of the order Put the product on stock 40-lb bags - Lawn & Garden Place a slip sheet down First two layers Seven bags per layer Next seven layers Eight bags per layer Write your name and date on one of the bottom bags of each skid Cover and wrap each skid Put the product on stock Bagging Know what product you are bagging Changing product Empty bagger Some pads should be dropped before putting new product in Open air slide from tank for new product Make sure all other air slides are closed If bagging in plant 2 change the correct valves behind the bagger Change tank selector switch beside bagger to the proper tank - 4, 4.5, 5 tank Open/Close valve behind plant 3 based on what tank your using Run new material to bagger Bag 1 skid This cleans out the bagger Test sample Grinding plant 1 Lab If sample is good - begin bagging product Every 4th skid needs a sample Properly label sample bags Properly label skids If sample is bad - bag another and repeat testing process 40-50 lb bags Check bagger Have a bag on for safety before starting the machine Squeeze open spout hole and slide bag on spout Press the start button for the compressor Press the start button on the blower to get material in the tank Watch gauges to prevent overflowing Shut off before gauge reaches 3.5 When material slows down - restart the blower Place pallet in comfortable position on the ground Place a slip sheet down for outside products Place bag on skid in proper position See palletizing for placement and handling Repeat process to fill another bag alternating spouts Super Sack Get the proper super sack for the material that you are bagging Ensure the loops on the sack are not damaged - no tears Make sure the bottom draw string is tied Retrieve tow motor #14 Tow motor has a special scale Place the supersack loops on the forks Move the tow motor to the appropriate bagger Attach one end of the filler hose to the bagger and one to the supersack Turn on bagger Check the weight by shutting off the bagger and raising the forks The boss will give you the required weight for each supersack Make sure each bag is within +/- 20 lbs If you are under weight keep filling the supersack If you are over weight shovel out material Certain products require a sample 4th supersack MD 3,5,10 require a sample for every supersack More frequent samples might be required for customer specs Slide a pallet under the supersack and lower the supersack down Place the date, your name, the product type, and the sack number on each supersack Certain products need to have the weight written on them Tie the supersack shut at the top Place the supersack on stock (normally in a warehouse)