Accident prevention in the kitchen

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					Accident prevention
   in the kitchen
   Basic Kitchen Safety Tips
• Don’t let hair or jewelry dangle --
  could cause fires.

• Put items back where they belong

• Close drawers and doors

• Use tools for what they were
  meant to do

• Clean up after yourself

• Keep electrical appliance in safe

• Store foods properly
                Safe Food Handling
                                       •   Buy cold food last and get it home fast

                                       •   Keep refrigerator at 40°F and the freezer
                                           at O°F

                                       •   Be very clean when you prepare food
                                           (wash hands, keep foods separated, thaw
                                           foods in refrigerator)

                                       •   Cook all meats and poultry thoroughly

                                       •   Cook food evenly when using a

                                       •   Never leave food out for more than 2hrs

Food safety – following practices
                                       •   Store leftovers in small containers
that help prevent food borne illness
and keep food safe to eat              •   Reheat foods thoroughly
Electrical Appliance Safety Tips
 •   Never use electrical appliances
     when your hands are wet or
     when standing on a wet floor

 •   Keep electrical appliances away
     from water

 •   Avoid damaging electrical cords

 •   Avoid plugging too many
     appliances into an electrical

 •   Never put your hand in an
     appliance that is plugged in

 •   Never use damaged appliances
         Stove and Oven Safety Tips
•   Do not leave food cooking on the stove unattended

•   Keep flammable objects away from the stove

•   Use oven mitts when removing hot objects off of the
    stove or out of the oven

•   Always turn pot and pan handles inward to keep them
    from being knocked down

•   Do not use plastic items near the stove or oven

•   Arrange oven racks properly before cooking

•   Stand to the side when opening the oven

•   Do not reach into a hot oven

•   Clean up spills in oven or on stove after they have
    cooled down
Fire Safety and Prevention
       in the kitchen
              •   If a grease fire begins, smother it with a
                  lid or an oven mitt

              •   If an oven fire begins, turn off the heat
                  and keep the door closed

              •   If a toaster fire begins, unplug it

              •   If a microwave fire begins, unplug it and
                  keep the door closed

              •   If a fire begins in the kitchen, use a
                  portable fire extinguisher to put it out; if
                  nothing else works, call the fire
                  department before fighting it

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