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Title: Kitchen Safety


1
Kitchen Safety
  • Mrs. Nelson
  • FCS Foods lab

2
INTRODUCTION
  • Your on your way to become
  • KITCHEN SAFETY EXPERTS!
  • Safety First!

3
Wheres the Hazard?
  • There are 20 examples of safety hazards in the
    kitchen.
  • Can you find them all?
  • With your cooperative learning groups come up
    with all 20.
  • Then share with the class what the hazard is and
    why.

4
The answers are
  • knife upside down in dishwasher
  • loose clothing
  • pot holder on stove
  • ceramic dish on stove
  • foil in microwave
  • rug in front of stove
  • chemicals by food and at childs level
  • toys in the kitchen
  • shoes untied
  • cords hanging off of counter

5
  • 11.appliances by sink
  • electrical tape on cord
  • no fire extinguisher nearby
  • spill on the floor
  • glass on the floor
  • stacks of recyclable papers by the stove
  • child by stove
  • pot handle hanging over edge of stove
  • knives in sink of soapy water and dishes
  • everyday drinking glasses above stove

6
General Safety Guidelines
  • Pay Attention!
  • Do not let hair, jewelry, sleeves dangle
    catches fire or get tangled in appliances.
  • Keep your mind on what youre doing.
  • Prevent clutter Clean up as you go and put
    things away.
  • Close drawers and doors.

7
General Safety Guidelines
  • Keep pets away from stove
  • Make sure to keep matches and lighters out of the
    hands of children. Put them in high places where
    tiny hands can't get to them
  • Avoid keeping anything above the stove
  • Do not keep matches to children can reach them

8
General Safety Guidelines
  • Walk in the kitchen no running
  • Make sure you check your fire or smoke detector
    at least once a month
  • Never allow baby walkers in the kitchen
  • Know where your shut off valves are in the house
  • Use back burners

9
General Safety Guidelines
  • Use the right tool for the job.
  • Store heavy or bulky items on low shelves.
  • Create a kid free zone in kitchen while cooking
  • Foods in microwave heat up at different
    temperatures mix thoroughly to prevent burning

10
Safety in the Kitchen
  • Keys to preventing kitchen accidents are
  • careful kitchen management
  • safe work habits

11
KITCHEN HAZARDS INCLUDE
  • Falls
  • Cuts
  • Electrical shock
  • Poisoning
  • Fires and Burns

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Preventing Falls
  • Keep floors clean and clutter free
  • Get rid of slippery throw rugs
  • Repair damaged flooring
  • Foot gear is proper- no floppy slippers, tie
    shoes
  • Dispose of broken glass right away
  • Use a footstool to get to high places, not chairs

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Preventing Cuts
  • Keep knives sharp and use properly
  • Use a drawer divider or knife rack for sharp
    cutting tools
  • Dont try to catch a falling knife
  • Dont soak knives in sink or dishpan or water
  • Sweep up broken glass from the floor using broom
    and dustpan
  • Use wet paper towel instead of bare fingers
  • Do not put knives in dishwasher pointy side up

16
  • Consumer product safety commission estimates over
    137,000 people receive hospital treatment for
    injuries from kitchen knives each year.

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Preventing Electrical Shock
  • Water and electricity dont mix
  • Avoid damage to electrical cords tugging on
    cord
  • Use care with any plugged in appliance.
  • Watch for problems.
  • Do not put metal in a microwave

19
  • Put a childproof lock on your oven
  • Throw away faulty appliances
  • Read owners manual.
  • Never put electrical tape on cord to fix- replace
    cord or get a new appliance

20
  • GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit interrupter) outlets
    should be used in kitchens. If there is a surge
    or short in the appliance, wiring or plug, the
    GFI will shut down the power.

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Preventing Poisoning
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Cause burns, breathing difficulties and
    poisoning.
  • Read labels.
  • Never transfer hazardous products to another
    container.
  • Never mix different chemical products.
  • Never mix compounds such as bleach/ammonia.
  • Use charcoal/hibachi outside ONLY gives off
    carbon monoxide.

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Preventing Fires and Burns
  • Never throw water, flour or baking powder on a
    fire.-will cause it to explode
  • Use baking soda, salt or extinguisher
  • Never try to move or carry a burning pan
  • Do not turn on the exhaust fan over the stove-the
    fire into the walls of your home!
  • Keep combustible materials away from stoves or
    other heat sources (Paper towels, cookbooks,
    dishtowels)
  • Make sure knobs are turned in off position at all
    times on stove.

25
How to Handle Kitchen Fires
26
Pan Fires
  • slide lid over top
  • Turn off oven
  • Leave pan at stove

27
Oven Fires
  • Turn off heat and keep the door closed
  • Call fire department to report the fire
  • Have appliance serviced before you use it again

28
Toaster or Microwave Fires
  • Keep door closed
  • Unplug appliance
  • Call fire department to report the fire
  • Have appliance serviced before you use it again

29
If YOU Catch on Fire
  • Stop
  • Drop
  • Roll

30
  • What is important to have in a kitchen in case of
    an emergency or to help detect an emergency?

31
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency numbers
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire and smoke detectors

32

First Aid kit first aid manual sterile
gauze adhesive tape Adhesive bandages!!! Lots of
them. elastic bandage antiseptic
wipes soap antibiotic cream antiseptic
solution ibuprofen tweezers sharp scissors safety
pins disposable instant cold packs calamine
lotion alcohol wipes thermometer plastic
gloves flashlight extra batteries mouthpiece for
administering CPR list of emergency numbers
33
Emergency Numbers
34
ABC Fire Extinguisher
  • Class A Ordinary combustibles (paper, wood,
    cloth)
  • Class B Flammable liquids (gasoline, oil,
    grease, kerosene)
  • Class C Energized electrical equipment (wiring,
    fuse boxes, circuit breakers, appliances)

35
How to use a fire extinguisher
  • Check the gauge to see if there is enough
    pressure in it to get the chemicals out to stop
    the fire.
  • Use the PASS system
  • Pull the pin
  • Aim it at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the handle
  • Sweep the stream side to side at the base of the
    fire.

36
Fire and Smoke Detectors
  • There are different types
  • Make sure you read the labels
  • Put on every floor of house

37
STATISTICS
  • Most fires start in the kitchen than any other
    place in the home.
  • Cooking fires are the 1 cause of home fires and
    home fire injuries
  • One person is either burned or scalded every 25
    seconds in the USA

38
STATISTICS
  • There is a noticeable peak in kitchen fires
    occurring around 6 p.m.
  • The most common material ignited in kitchen fires
  • 37 -oil, fat, grease
  • 13.5 food, starch, flour
  • 10.3 plastic

39
STATISTICS
  • Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home
    cooking fires
  • 2/3 of the time fires start within the first 15
    minutes of cooking
  • The stove is the 1 fire hazard in the kitchen

40
Resources
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (2001).
    First Aid Manual. New York Dorling Kindersley
    Limited.
  • Boy Scouts of America (1996). Safety- Merit Badge
    Series. Irving, Texas Boy Scouts of America.
  • Hall, J. (January, 2005). Home cooking
    patterns and trends. Quincy, MA National Fire
    Protection Association.
  • U.S. Fire Administration/National Fire Data
    Center (Oct., 2004).
  • Websites Used
  • www.nfpa.org
  • www.dos.state.ny.us
  • www.forburns.com/burn_safety.html
  • www.keepkidshealthy.com
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