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  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 belong • Close drawers and doors • Use tools for what they were • meant to do • Clean up after yourself • Keep electrical appliance in safe • areas • Store foods properly

  3. Safe Food Handling • Buy cold food last and get it home fast • Keep refrigerator at 40°F and the freezer at O°F • Be very clean when you prepare food (wash hands, keep foods separated, thaw foods in refrigerator) • Cook all meats and poultry thoroughly • Cook food evenly when using a microwave • Never leave food out for more than 2hrs • Store leftovers in small containers • Reheat foods thoroughly Food 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 floor • Keep electrical appliances away from water • Avoid damaging electrical cords • Avoid plugging too many appliances into an electrical outlet • Never put your hand in an appliance that is plugged in • Never use damaged appliances

  5. Stove and Oven Safety Tips • Do not leave food cooking on the stove unattended • Keep flammable objects away from the stove • Use oven mitts when removing hot objects off of the stove or out of the oven • Always turn pot and pan handles inward to keep them from being knocked down • Do not use plastic items near the stove or oven • Arrange oven racks properly before cooking • Stand to the side when opening the oven • Do not reach into a hot oven • Clean 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 mitt • If an oven fire begins, turn off the heat and keep the door closed • If a toaster fire begins, unplug it • If a microwave fire begins, unplug it and keep the door closed • If 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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