Changing the blade on a utility knife or box cutter is a safe and easy task, but there are some precautions you should take to ensure your safety.
First, wear gloves. Gloves can help protect your hands from cuts and abrasions that could result from changing blades or handling the blades themselves. Wearing gloves will also keep you from contaminating the blade with any oils or dirt on your fingers, which could reduce its effectiveness or cause it to break prematurely.
Next, be sure to use the proper receptacle. When changing blades, it’s important that you use a receptacle that is designed specifically for that purpose. A regular trashcan or wastebasket will not provide enough protection against injury and should not be used as a blade receptacle.
Finally, make sure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions when changing blades in order to avoid injury and damage to yourself or others around you.