Presentation on theme: "Accident prevention in the kitchen"— Presentation transcript:
1 Accident prevention in the kitchen By: Clark Baldwin
2 Basic Kitchen Safety Tips Don’t let hair or jewelry dangle --could cause fires.Put items back where they belongClose drawers and doorsUse tools for what they weremeant to doClean up after yourselfKeep electrical appliance in safeareasStore foods properly
3 Safe Food HandlingBuy cold food last and get it home fastKeep refrigerator at 40°F and the freezer at O°FBe very clean when you prepare food (wash hands, keep foods separated, thaw foods in refrigerator)Cook all meats and poultry thoroughlyCook food evenly when using a microwaveNever leave food out for more than 2hrsStore leftovers in small containersReheat foods thoroughlyFood safety – following practices that help prevent food borne illness and keep food safe to eat
4 Electrical Appliance Safety Tips Never use electrical appliances when your hands are wet or when standing on a wet floorKeep electrical appliances away from waterAvoid damaging electrical cordsAvoid plugging too many appliances into an electrical outletNever put your hand in an appliance that is plugged inNever use damaged appliances
5 Stove and Oven Safety Tips Do not leave food cooking on the stove unattendedKeep flammable objects away from the stoveUse oven mitts when removing hot objects off of the stove or out of the ovenAlways turn pot and pan handles inward to keep them from being knocked downDo not use plastic items near the stove or ovenArrange oven racks properly before cookingStand to the side when opening the ovenDo not reach into a hot ovenClean up spills in oven or on stove after they have cooled down
6 Fire Safety and Prevention in the kitchen If a grease fire begins, smother it with a lid or an oven mittIf an oven fire begins, turn off the heat and keep the door closedIf a toaster fire begins, unplug itIf a microwave fire begins, unplug it and keep the door closedIf 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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