Easy Cut Product Selection
EASY CUT PRODUCT SELECTION
DETERMINING THE RIGHT EASY CUT
Safety is an obvious parameter that we rely heavily on associates using a box knife to have a solid foundation of principles of safe cutting practices. The Easy Cut Safety knife was engineered as a knife that would be used in a cutting direction towards yourself. After much laboratory and field testing we quickly realized that by cutting towards yourself, the user can maintain incredible control the closer they are to the center of gravity they are to their body position. Cutting towards yourself without the right box knife can be very detrimental. The Easy Cut Safety knife was designed with a 15 degree natural angle for a box knife to be held in a hand and extended to a cutting surface on a box. Once the user can relate to the proper box position, using the Easy Cut Safety Knife, cutting towards yourself is extremely safe for the user.
Ergonomics is a topic that most companies struggle to understand. When an associate uses a box cutter or hand tool for any extended period of time, they develop tension from the normal heavy grip required to manage typical box cutters on the market. Easy Cut underwent thousands of hours in ergonomics lab testing to develop the correct feel, weight and angle of the tool while it's in an associate's hand being used. The ability to engage the blade simply by opening and closing your hand is a natural movement. Medical studies show that even a newborn child can use their hand in an open and closed position without fatigue. This very same hand motion of a child is what engages the blade on Easy Cut Safety Knives. No longer are associates engaging blades by the old school repetivite thumb motions that ergonomics communities are desperately encouraging companies to move away from.
Product damage is a category of problems all on its own. Most companies prior to implementing Easy Cut are suffering staggering losses of up to 1/2% of total sales. For some companies, bottom line profits near the 4-5% makes this 1/2% of damaged product from a box cutter makes about as much sense as throwing profits away in the trash. Product damage is often lost in the shuffle or hidden since an associate that uses box cutters everyday tend to perform their duties very well. It's just that 99% of the time of doing a great job is very difficult.
1% of every case that is opened within an organization is damaged by a box cutter and often yields unsellable product. How much product damage is within your grasp of stopping? Our consultants can assist you in an evaluation with your current box cutter and can identify some very basic damages that can be stopped. This evaluation requires an associate from the company to be present during all evaluations we consult on. This prevents the misconception of the fox guarding the henhouse. Contact us directly to speak to an evaluation consultant about how this program works to identify your product damage.
Productivity discussions when coupled with a safety knife program seem like a missing piece of the puzzle. The only way to administer what levels of productivity an associate is at, is by simply following them each shift and monitoring what they accomplish. The testing we have completed and continue to monitor during battlefield use is that associates will set their box cutter down for many reasons. The action of setting a knife down does multiple things. It definitely creates a new category of lost productivity. The time spent searching for a lost or misplaced cutter on the average is a staggering 4 minutes. That's 4 minutes of lost productivity that can be eliminated by simply using a holster and lanyard. A holster and lanyard is provided with each Easy Cut Safety Knife and eliminates the lost or misplaced safety knife. The lanyard itself is engineered with a break strength of 9.5 lbs. This safety feature is in the event an associate's safety knife gets hung in a conveyor or equipment and eliminates the threat of being pulled into harm's way. The lanyard also prevents associates that working in an overhead environment dropping a safety knife on associates working below.
Determining the right easy Cut safety Knife for your associates is just a matter of determining what your issues are. Some issues are easy to identify and some are not quite as easy. The fact is that safety personnel all over the world in 128 countries and the United States have identified multiple reasons to make the switch to Easy Cut. We just ask that you give us an opportunity to assist you in creating a better safety knife program.
The Easy Cut Safety Knife is quickly becoming the standard within the safety industry as the safety knife that all others are judged by.