Electricity & knives Electricity – Use dry hands and keep cords away from water. Do not overload circuits or use extension cords. Knives – Dull knives are more dangerous than sharp ones. When handing someone a knife hand them the handle. Do not set knives down in a sink full of dish water. Consumer product safety commission estimates over 137,000 people receive hospital treatment for injuries from kitchen knives each year.
Putting out Grease Fires Grease fires – use fire extinguisher, baking soda, salt, or cover with a lid. NEVER WATER or FLOUR!
Cleaning Supplies Store cleaning supplies away from food to prevent possible poisonings and contamination. Keep supplies in original container or label well. Do not mix cleaning supplies (chlorine & ammonia) because it creates dangerous fumes.
How to Prevent Burns Lift lids on hot foods so that the steam goes away from you. Handles on saucepans should face the center of the stove to avoid spills. Keep clothing away from direct heat. Pull rack out with hot pads instead of reaching into the oven. Stand to the side when opening the oven. Use pot holders not dish towels to take food out of the oven.
How to Prevent Fires- Fire and Burn prevention begins with cleanliness. Grease and bits of food that build up in burners, ovens, range hoods and toasters can catch fire. Keep paper, plastic, Aerosol cans (Pam), kitchen linens and potholders away from the stove top. Plastics, such as turners for non stick pans used on the stove should be heat proof.
How to Prevent Falls- Clean-up spills immediately to avoid falls. Use a step stool for reaching high objects. Store heavy items on lower shelves
First Aid Cuts: Apply direct pressure. Burns: First degree – place under cold running water. Second and third degree burns – contact a doctor or call 911. Electric shock – Disconnect power source, from the electrical box.
Cleaning up broken glass. A broom and a dustpan can pick up most pieces, but if a glass shatters in small pieces, what should you do? Use a wet paper towel to wipe up the small pieces. If you use a kitchen towel the glass would end up in your laundry.
Gas Stoves We have 2 gas stoves in our classroom. It is important that you know how to use them properly. To start, push the dial in and turn it to light as soon as it lights turn it down. Make sure that the dial is not left between the off and the light labels – the gas is on and could cause a fire if turned to light. Do not lean against the front of the stove so you do not accidentally turn it on.
Sanitation Unscramble the sanitation facts Wash hands with soap and water a minimum of TWENTY seconds. (E T Y W T N) WASH HANDS after using the restroom, sneezing, coughing, touching face or hair, touching raw meat, eggs, etc… (S S H H A A W N D) If you have an open sore or cut on your hand, put on GLOVES before handling food. (V L E S G O) Wear clean clothes and a clean apron when working with food. BATERIA can accumulate on dirty aprons. (T I B C A A R E)
Tie hair back or COVER your hair when cooking. (V O R E C) Do not taste and cook food with the same utensil. To taste, use a CLEAN UTENSIL. (A E E L L I N N C S T U) Keep your work area CLEAN. (A E C L N) Periodically wash counters and cutting boards with a CHLORINE bleach solution to kill bacteria. (N H E I O C L R) To reduce the risks of pests and insects, clean up, avoid spills, dispose of GARBAGE and keep food in air tight containers. (A B A E G G R) Wash dishes in hot soapy water. Wash in the following order: GLASSES, FLATWARE, DINNERWARE, POTS and PANS. (A E G L S S S, A A E F L R T W, A D E E I N N R R W, O P S T and A N P S)
Fire Prevention Use HOT P ADS for handling baking pans. Turn all pan handles to the CENTE R of the stove. Avoid reaching in the OV E N, pull out the shelf. If you have a grease fire, CO V ER with a lid. Wear tight fitting SLE E VES to prevent fires. To avoid a steam BUR N, open pan lids away from you. Avoid flammable MA T ERAIL on the stove top.
First Aid Matching First or second degree burn Place under cool running water Severely bleeding cut Apply pressure Electric shock, unconscious Call 911, disconnect power Accidental poisoning Call poison control
When using an electrical appliance you should have _____DRY_______ hands. When using electrical appliances you should be ______STANDING______ on dry floor. Multiple plugs can ___OVERLOAD____ circuits and increase hazards. Lightweight _____EXTENSION____ cords are NOT suitable for small appliances. __DULL___ knives are more dangerous than sharp knives.
To prevent poisoning, you should leave chemicals in their __ORIGNIAL_____, clearly labeled containers. To prevent poisonings, store cleaning supplies __AWAY____ from foods. Mixing bleach with ammonia (or ammonia based cleaning products) creates a deadly ___GAS____. Clean up spills ___IMMEDIATELY_____ to avoid falls. If you can’t reach something, use a step __STOOL_____.