PATHMARK STORES LIGHTENING THE LOAD FOR WORKERS

PHILADELPHIA -- Meat department workman's compensation claims and other personal injuries at Pathmark Stores dropped after the chain convinced suppliers to use lighter box/case weights, and started using ergonomically redesigned preparation equipment, said Peter Telesco, vice president, perishables of the Woodbridge, N.J.-based chain.Telesco, speaking at a conference on trade issues at the American

PHILADELPHIA -- Meat department workman's compensation claims and other personal injuries at Pathmark Stores dropped after the chain convinced suppliers to use lighter box/case weights, and started using ergonomically redesigned preparation equipment, said Peter Telesco, vice president, perishables of the Woodbridge, N.J.-based chain.

Telesco, speaking at a conference on trade issues at the American Meat Institute's annual convention here, said lighter boxes and case shipments, and up

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