S-Blade Disclaimers

  • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes in case a blade breaks.
  • Wear cut resistant gloves and sleeves (at least Level 3) to protect your hands and arms.
  • Hand a utility knife to a co-worker with the handle first.
  • Use one of the newer model self-retracting blade knives. The technology has increased the safety of this tool tremendously over the past several years.
  • If the application allows, use one of the new knives with a shielded knive surface such as the Klever Kutter or similar.
  • Consider using a rounded tip blade if the application allows for such.
  • Ensure the blades are properly positioned in the handle before use.
  • Keep extremities out of the cutting path.
  • Don’t apply too much pressure on the blade.
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions when changing blades.
  • Don’t use utility knives to pry loose objects.
  • Dispose of dull or broken blades in a puncture-resistant container.