Opening cartons safely

August 29, 2008





Sometimes we tend to think of safety and loss control in terms of major initiatives or grand plans on a large scale. However, everyday tasks—such as opening cartons—can be a nagging source of injury to employees.

Safety tips to share with your employees include:
· Using the right tool for the job.
· Use a self-retracting or safety knife.
· Always cut away from, not toward, your body.
· Never try to catch a falling cutting tool. Let it come to rest; then pick it up.




For a more extensive list of safety tips involving the use of cutting tools to open cartons safely, contact the program administrator for GlassInsure, NGA’s sponsored insurance program, at 800/640-7601 or