Accident prevention in the kitchen

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
Food safety – following practices
that help prevent food borne illness
and keep food safe to eat
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
Store leftovers in small containers
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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