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TWO BOX CUTTERS, ONE NEW AND ONE OLD

Workplace Safety and the Evolution of the Box Cutter

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In what seems like a previous life, I used to work in the back of a grocery store unpacking pallets and stocking shelves for minimum wage. A lot of things were prehistoric in those days, including our safety policies (or lack thereof) and our box cutters, similar to the yellow one in the image. This was before my first ergonomics or safety course, so I had no clue that there could be a better way. Flash forward to 2014 and here is a recent article from Industrial Safety and Hygiene News