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1 Preventing Kitchen Accidents Chapter #2

2 Compare safe and unsafe kitchen work habits. Describe how to cook safely outdoors. Summarize ways to make kitchens safe for children and people with physical challenges. Explain how to prepare for, and respond to, accidents or emergencies in the kitchen.

3 Kitchen Safety Basics To work safely in a kitchen, you should become familiar with a number of guidelines, including: Focus on what you’re doing. Dress safely. Practice safe use of all tools and equipment. Close drawers and doors completely. Store large pots and other heavy, bulky items on low shelves. Control clutter.

4 Safe Work Habits Besides learning basic guidelines, you need to form safe work habits that deal with… Preventing falls Handing sharp edges Preventing fires and burns Using electricity Polarized Plugs: Made with one blade wider than the other Using and storing hazardous household chemicals

5 Cooking Outdoors Safely Specific guidelines can help you grill safely outdoors: Start with a clean grill. Set the grill on a level, paved surface where it won’t tip over, away from anything that could catch fire. Never use a charcoal grill inside the home or garage. Carbon Monoxide: An odorless, highly poisonous gas. Apply charcoal starter fluid before striking the match. Use fireproof cloves and heavy-duty grilling tools with long handles. Fat and meat juices dripping on coals can cause flare-ups. When you’re finished grilling, let the coals burn down to ashes.

6 Protecting Children in the Kitchen Children enjoy time spent in the kitchen, but their presence requires special safety precautions: Never leave young children alone in the kitchen. Protect toddlers by using safety latches on drawers and cabinet doors. Set-up a child-sized table or a safe stepstool if children want to help in the kitchen. Model safe work habits.

7 People with Physical Challenges Kitchen modifications can help people with physical challenges work effectively and safely, such as… Add more or better lighting Use unbreakable dishes and glassware. Store frequently used tools and foods in easy-to-reach places. Keep a magnifying glass in the kitchen for reading small print. Supply round, rubber jar openers for gripping appliance knobs. Put mixing bowls on a damp dishcloth or round, rubber jar opener to secure them on the countertop during mixing.

8 In Case of Accident If an accident occurs, staying calm helps a person think clearly. Heimlich Maneuver: A procedure for dislodging an object from the throat of a person who is choking. Cardiopulminary Resuscitation (CPR): A technique used to revive a person whose breathing and heartbeat have stopped.

9 Homework Assignment Read Chapter #21: “Preventing Kitchen Accidents” (pgs ) in the “Food for Today” textbook. Answer Questions #1-15 and #18-20 under the “Check Your Knowledge” section on pg. 304.

10 Bibliography Kowtaluk, H. (2006). “Food for today.” Glencoe McGraw-Hill; New York.


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