Safety Solutions

Hands down, safer cutting saves money! Over 50% of hand injuries involve cuts, lacerations, or puncture wounds. Not only is lost employee time an issue, but there are also other behind-the-scenes costs that add up quickly. These costs include wages that aren’t covered by worker’s compensation, lost work time or complete work stoppages, as well as administrative time for paperwork and reporting. Who can afford this?


Fortunately, OLFA has a solution. Our safety knives are designed to be simple to use and sharp, all while keeping hands safe and protected. You can reduce the risk of potential injuries when cutting through materials by using high-quality knives that are appropriate for a variety of applications.


To ensure you make an informed decision, each product listing on our website includes a "for use with" section, guiding professionals to select the right knife for their specific needs. Choose the knife that best suits your job by examining these three categories.


  1. Semi-Automatic Safety Knives feature spring-activated blades that self-retract as soon as the blade loses contact with the cutting surface, as long as the slide is disengaged. Workers don't have to remember to “close the blade” after each use, which in turn helps prevent injuries that would be caused by reaching for a knife and touching an open blade.  Check out the four knives in this category.





  1. Fully-Automatic Safety Knives are what you’re looking for if you want to take safety a step further. Not only does the blade automatically retract as soon as lifted from the cutting surface, but this safety feature cannot be overridden– even if the blade slide is still engaged. Thanks to this enhanced safety mechanism, even the most distracted workers will be safe. Try one of these two.



    1. Concealed Blade Safety Knives offer a recessed blade that’s concealed within an open cutting channel. What makes this last set of knives unique is that they allow the blade to always be active, while still protecting the users from blade exposure– by shielding the blade in the channel. This means that these knives will only meet the materials intended to be cut, ensuring both your hands and the contents are safe.




    Browse OLFA’s extensive lineup of tools — and pick the ones that work for all of your cutting needs. When it comes to safety knives remember – Sharp. Safe. Simple. It’s the OLFA promise.