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
areas
• 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
microwave
•
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
outlet
•
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
THE END
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