In this Hand Safety and Injury Prevention online training course, we will review the different types of utility knives available, their uses, and how to work with them safely to avoid injuries to the hands and fingers.
Utility knives or “box cutters” are widely used in retail, manufacturing, construction, and other industries. They are used for everything from cutting string and opening cartons to cutting drywall and roofing materials. They are such a common tool that most people don’t think they need training on how to use them safely. However, over 60% of workplace hand injuries are lacerations (deep cuts) many from the improper use of utility knives.
Course Learning Objectives
By taking this online Hand Safety and Injury Prevention course, the user will learn to:
- Identify different types of utility knives
- List their advantages and disadvantages
- Describe how to properly maintain utility knives
- Recall safe work practices for avoiding hand and finger injuries Recall TDG reporting requirements.
This online Hand Safety and Injury Prevention course is made up of the following sections:
- Types of Utility Knives
- Maintenance and Safe Use of Utility Knives
This Hand Safety and Injury Prevention online training course was designed for workers in retail, construction, and industry
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