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Title: Kitchen Safety


1
Kitchen Safety
  • Teen Living 8.02

2
Whats wrong with this kitchen?
3
What about this kitchen?
4
Kitchen Safety
  • I. Main Causes of Accidents in the Kitchen
  • Falls
  • Fires
  • Burns
  • Chemicals
  • Electrical Shock
  • Choking
  • Cuts

5
Falls - Prevention
  • Use a solid chair or stool for cleaning and
    climbing
  • Wipe up all spills immediately
  • Store large equipment on
  • lower shelves

6
Falls - First aid
  • Check for injuries
  • Immobilize (do not move) if there is back, neck,
    or head injury
  • Call for help for serious injury or if person is
    unconscious.

7
Fires - Prevention
  • Keep burners on stove adjusted properly.
  • Handles turned inward
  • Keep towels off of range.
  • Turn burners off and remove all pans from stove
    before leaving work area.

8
(Fire Continued)
  • Allow time for gas to escape before lighting gas
    oven.
  • Do not wear bulky clothing around stove.
  • Keep appliances unplugged when not
  • in use.
  • Keep long hair tied back.

9
Fires What to do!
  • Extinguish grease fires with
  • baking soda or fire extinguisher
  • - NEVER water!
  • Turn off burner
  • Cover with lid or baking soda or use a fire
    extinguisher.
  • Once out, remove from stove using pot holders

10
Burns- Prevention
  • Use pot holders, never towels or aprons, to
    remove hot dishes from the oven.
  • Keep pan handles turned inward on range.
  • Keep handles secured tightly.
  • Tip lid away from face
  • when lifting off pan.

11
Burns- First Aid
  • For minor burns
  • Rinse in cool, running water (or immerse in cool
    water or apply cold compress) for about 5 minutes
  • No ice (can cause frostbite)
  • Never apply butter or oils- they hold in the heat

12
Burns First Aid
  • For major burns
  • Don't remove burned clothing.
  • Don't immerse large severe burns in cold water.
  • Elevate the burned body part or parts. Raise
    above heart level when possible.
  • Cover the area of the burn. Use a cool, moist,
    sterile bandage, clean, moist cloth, or moist
    towels.

13
Chemical Poisoning - Prevention
  • Do not store cleaning chemicals with food
    products.
  • Lock poisons away from children.

14
Chemical Poisoning - First aid
  • Look for first aid directions on the chemicals
    package
  • Dont induce vomiting unless directed to
  • Flush eyes and skin with water (for most
    chemicals)
  • Call poison control (1-800-222-1222) if you
    cannot find first aid info

15
Electrical Shock - Prevention
  • Disconnect electric source by grasping the plug,
    NOT pulling/yanking onthe cord.
  • Keep small appliances away from water.
  • Keep appliance cords away from the general sink
    area (water).
  • Check and replace worn cords

16
Electrical Shock - First Aid
  • Do not touch the victim- you will get shocked
    too!
  • Disconnect power source.
  • Call for help if person is unconscious.
  • Begin rescue breathing if
  • the person is not breathing
  • (if you know how)

17
Cuts - Prevention
  • Keep knives sharpwhy?
  • Carry knives point down
  • Never place sharp knives in dishwater with other
    dishes
  • Clean knives with blade away from hand
  • Always use a cutting board
  • Sweep up broken glass immediately,
  • and use wet paper towels to wipe up slivers in a
    large radius around the break.
  • Place in a sharps container.

18
Thinking about knife storage?Why not use your
head?!?!
19
Maybe you want to go magnetic
Maybe a drawer for your knives will suit your
needs.
Whatever you decide, do it with safety in mind!
20
Cuts First Aid
  • If someone is cut, apply direct pressure until
    bleeding stops.
  • Wash with soap, water, and apply a bandage.
  • For severe cuts/bleeding, apply pressure and tie
    a tourniquet above the wound if on arms or legs
  • Call for help.

21
Choking - Prevention
  • Dont laugh or talk while eating or drinking
  • Do not give small food items to children, such as
    circular foods like hot dogs, carrots, hard
    candy, etc.
  • Chew foods thoroughly before swallowing.
  • Enjoy your food dont eat in a hurry!

22
Choking First Aid
  • Signs
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Grasping at the throat
  • Bluish color around mouth
  • What to do
  • If they can talk or cough, encourage them to
    continue coughing up the food
  • If they cant cough or breathe at all, begin the
    Heimlich maneuver (a.k.a. abdominal thrust)

23
Abdominal Thrust
  • Stand behind the victim. Wrap your arms around
    the victims abdomen (or chest, if the victim is
    heavyset or pregnant).
  • Make a fist and place it between the victims
    sternum and navel, with the thumb side facing the
    victim.
  • With your other hand, grasp the hand thats
    formed into a fist. Thrust your hands quickly
    inward and upward to expel the object.
  • If you are alone, you can perform the maneuver
    on yourself, or use the back of a chair.
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