5 turkey carving safety tips

Did you know that 88% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving? That’s a lot of turkey carving! Carving, however, can be very dangerous. Cuts to the hand are common when carving a turkey, and the injuries can range from a minor cut to a possible amputation. Follow these safety tips to ensure a safe holiday feast:

  1. Never cut toward yourself. Your free hand should be placed opposite the side you are carving towards. Don’t place your hand underneath the blade to catch the slice of meat.
  2. Keep everything dry. This includes your cutting area and knife handle.
  3. Keep all cutting utensils sharp. If your knife is sharp enough, it should not need force in order to carve.
  4. If possible, use an electric knife for the carving. Use kitchen shears to cut the bones and joints of the turkey.
  5. Do not let children assist with the carving, cutting or chopping.

Learn more about turkey carving safety at www.HandCare.org.

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