Knife Safety in the Workplace

Knife Safety in the Workplace

Updated Feb 04, 2020

While the blade of a knife may be sharp, it’s not very bright. It cannot tell the difference between cutting work material or slicing a hand or finger. That’s why your employees must stay sharp, always keeping their minds on safety when using industrial knives. They must follow safe work practices for each cutting task to prevent disabling lacerations, which often require months of intensive therapy for recovery. This program discusses common industrial knife safety rules, including sharpening knife blades, changing and disposing of utility knife blades, hazards of dull blades and keeping body parts and co-workers away from blade paths.