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1 Preventing Kitchen Accidents

2 Accidents Happen! Some kitchen accidents are due to ignorance…
But most are due to human carelessness!

3 The most common kitchen accidents:
Chemical poisonings Cuts Burns Fires Falls Electrical shocks, choking, and other types of injury can also occur.

4 You can prevent accidents by:
Properly using and caring for equipment Following good safety practices Keeping the kitchen clean

5 CHEMICAL Poisoning Children are especially susceptible to chemical poisoning. To many children, household products (furniture polish, kitchen cleaners, bleach) look like food.

6 Prevention & Treatment of Chemical Poisonings
Keep all products in a safe location Not under the sink! Keep in original, labeled containers Take it with you if interrupted Don’t rely on safety caps! Wash all produce thoroughly (pesticides) TREAT: Call the nearest poison control center immediately Have the container on hand If the label lists instructions for first aid, follow them!

7 Preventing Cuts Keep knives sharp- dull blades can slip
Move the blade away from the body Don’t try to catch a falling knife! Only use knives to CUT Keep fingers away from beaters, blenders, food processors, garbage disposals Disconnect and use a non-metal utensil Never pick up broken glass with your bare hands

8 To treat a cut: Cover the wound with a sterile cloth
Apply firm pressure to the wound Wash minor cuts with soap & water, apply antiseptic, and bandage Severe wounds deserve a trip to the ER or doctor! (continue to apply pressure)

9 Preventing Burns & Fires
What causes most kitchen burns? Scalding liquids Spattering grease Hot cooking utensils Most kitchen fires are caused by: Malfunctioning electric appliances Carelessness around hot surfaces & open flames

10 Use pot holders Turn all pan handles INWARD to prevent tipping Open pan lids AWAY from you to prevent steam burns Do not let children play near the range or cook without help Disconnect small appliances when not in use Use caution when heating liquids in the microwave Wear tight-fitting clothing and roll up long sleeves Do not hang flammable materials near the range

11 If a fire or burn occurs:
Have an extinguisher handy! STOP, DROP, and ROLL Run burned area under cool water Do NOT apply ointment or grease of any kind! Don’t break blisters

12 Preventing Falls Don’t stand on a chair, box, or countertop to reach high places Use a sturdy ladder or step stool Wipe up spills from floors IMMEDIATELY! Use cooking spray over the sink Remove tripping risks- kids’ toys, shoes ,etc. Don’t store heavy items on the top shelf!

13 Preventing Electric Shock
Never stand on a wet floor or work on a wet counter Don’t touch electric items with wet hands Don’t run cords under rugs/carpet Don’t overload outlets or use extension cords if possible Hold onto the PLUG, not the CORD, when disconnecting Replace all cords/plugs when they become worn

14 Treating Electric Shock
DISCONNECT THE POWER SOURCE FIRST! Use non-conducting material to pull victim away from the source Rope, long piece of cloth, wooden pole Call for help and begin rescue breathing (CPR)

15 CHOKING Treat by: Using the obstructed airway maneuver (aka Heimlich)
Be sure the person IS choking Can they cough, breathe, or talk? Prevent by: Chewing food thoroughly Avoid talking/laughing with food in your mouth Don’t give children small, round pieces of food- cut slices in half!

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