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Young Worker Safety in Restaurants
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Easy Dos and Don'ts - Safe Knife Handling

  • Keep knives sharpened and let other staff know when knives are newly sharpened.

  • Use a knife only for its intended purpose.

  • Use the appropriate knife for the job.

  • Carry knives with the cutting edge slightly away from your body.

  • Store knives properly in racks or knife sheaths.

  • Touch knife blades.

  • Try and catch a falling knife, let it fall.

  • Hand a knife to someone.  Put it down on the counter and let him or her pick it up.

  • Leave a knife soaking in a sink of water.

  • Talk to people while using a knife.


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