A Sharp Knife – A Safer Work Day

WorkCover Queensland recently reported on their website that the number of statutory claims in the Meat and Meat Product Manufacturing Industry were on the rise for the 2012-13 period.

They determined a majority of injuries in this industry were caused by the use of knives, resulting in lacerations and muscle strains.  They believe a lot of issues are caused by the use of blunt knives resulting in injuries such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel and musculoskeletal injuries.

A sharper knife can significantly reduce the amount of force a worker needs to use to complete their job safely and efficiently.

For a more detailed look at their report go to: http://www.workcoverqld.com.au/manufacturing/articles/sharpening-up-on-workplace-safety