February 29, 2016 |

Kitchen Safety Tips

By Denise Greer

Knife handling:

  • Pizzasurance-400x400-2016Feb[1]Do not touch knife blades.
  • If a knife falls, let it go and do not try to catch it.
  • Carry knives with cutting edge angled away from your body and tip pointed down to your side.
  • Hand off to someone by placing knife down on a clean surface and allowing the other person to pick it up.
  • Do not talk with co-workers while using a knife. When interrupted, stop cutting and place the knife down.
  • Avoid placing knives near the edge of a countertop.

Do not use knives around moving machine parts where a pull-in hazard exists.