2 Kitchen Safety Tips for Preventing Burns/FiresPreventing FallsPreventing CutsPreventing chokingPreventing Electric Shock
3 Preventing Burns/Fires TipsTreating Minor burnsKeep hair tied backAlways use oven mittsTurn panhandles inwardTilt pot lid away from face to prevent burns from steamKeep towels and other materials away from heating elementsClean grease and bits of food off ovenRun under cool waterDo NOT apply lotion, moisturizer or burn creamCover loosely with clean gauze
4 Preventing Fires/Burns Extinguish fires with:Fire Extinguisher by following the PASS stepsPull PinAim at Base of FireSpray fire while using aSweeping motionSmother fires with a lid, baking Soda or fire extinguisher.Never put water on a Grease FireDon’t Panic!!!
5 Preventing Falls Tips Treating Falls Clean up Spills immediately Keep floor clear of clutterMake sure rugs are secureMake sure shoes fit and all laces are tiedTreating FallsLeave person on floor if anything seems to be brokenAlert an adult
6 Preventing Cuts tips Treatment for cuts Keep Knives sharpAlways hold knives by the handleWash knives separatelyDon’t try to catch a falling knifeKeep fingers away from rough surfaces, slicing edges and rotating beatersClean up broken glass immediately.Clean cuts by running under warm waterApply pressure if bleeding is heavyApply antibacterial cream or sprayBandage with clean gauze or band-aid
7 Preventing choking Tips treatment Chew with your mouth closed Don’t talk and laugh with your mouth fullDon’t play with the food in your mouthChew your food thoroughly before swallowingAlert adultAdminister help (abdominal thrust)
8 Preventing Shock Tips Treatment No aluminum foil or any metal in the microwaveDon’t plug in several appliances at onceAlways unplug appliances after useMake sure hands are dry when dealing with electric appliancesKeep all electrical appliances and cords away from waterCut power to appliance (unplug or use master power button)Do not touch appliance or personNotify adult
9 Other ways to be safe in the kitchen! Keep chemicals away from foods and food preparation areasStore foods properlyCook foods thoroughlyAlways wash your handsStore heavy items on bottom shelves