The United States is at its lowest unemployment rate since 19691, more organizations than ever are hiring. The turnover rate is increasing as organizations raise their wages to compete for talent. This results in a greater need for consistent safety training and makes maintaining a safe work environment even more challenging. However, with proper safety training, the implementation of safety measures and the usage of safety products (such as safety knives) you can create a safe work environment2 while reducing claim liabilities.
In many workplaces, utility knives are some of the most used tools throughout the day, but what makes them so important? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)3, in 2016 there were a total of 91,340 injuries associated with cuts, lacerations and punctures. These injuries not only decrease employee productivity but also result in an average claim cost of over $6,0004.