A box cutter, also known as a utility knife, is a common tool found in the modern workplace. While it's primary function is to cut and open boxes, it's also used for other applications, such as cutting plastic string, stripping materials, creating precision cuts, and more. Like all cutting instruments, however, caution is needed when using a box cutter to prevent injury.
Use a Sharp Blade
Don't use a box cutter if the blade is dull, broken or otherwise not sharp. Doing so may increase the risk of an injury, as dull blades have a tendency to "catch" rather than cut. Thankfully, box cutter blades are easy and inexpensive to replace.
Retract Blade When Not in Use
When you aren't using the box cutter, retract the blade back into the casing so it's no longer exposed. There's no point in leaving the blade exposed if you aren't using the box cutter, as this increases the risk of an injury. So, retract the blade before storing the box cutter.
Have Your Employees Watch The Instructional Video Below For Safety Tips When Using A Knife.
Box Cutting Pointers - The Do's And Don'ts Of Box Cutting Safety