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KITCHEN SAFETY

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KITCHEN SAFETY

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  1. KITCHEN SAFETY

  2. SAFETY TERMS • Safety: a behavior that prevents harm. • Accident: event that happens when unsafe behaviors occur near a hazard. • Inspection: checking to be sure hazards don’t cause accidents.

  3. KITCHEN HAZARDS Definition: • A hazard is a situation that could be dangerous, like slipping and falling. Every kitchen has many safety hazards. • The following are kitchen hazards we will talk about: • Falls • Burns • Cuts • Strains • Shocks • Poisoning • Choking

  4. FALLS • Definition: Losing your balance and hitting the ground. • Prevention of Falls: • Keep floors clean and dry. • Walk, do not run. • Wear low-heeled shoes. • Look where you are going.

  5. BURNS • Definition: Injury caused by heat of fire. • Prevention of Burns: • Use oven mitts when you handle hot pans. • Stay away from hot grease; it burns. • Keep handles on pans turned in, away from the aisle. • Don’t wear loose-fitting sleeves. They might catch on a pan handle and spill the pan of hot food. • Pay attention to what you are doing. • Know the fire protection rules in the kitchen.

  6. CUTS • Definition: Injury due to break in the skin caused by a knife or sharp object. • Prevention of cuts: • Use the correct knife for the job. • Always cut things on a cutting board. • Always cut away from your body. • Never put knives under things, where they cannot be seen. • Never put knives in the dish water where they cannot be seen. • If you drop a knife, let it fall. • Don’t search in dishwater for broken glass.

  7. STRAINS • Definition: to impair, injure, or weaken (a muscle, tendon, etc.) by stretching or overexertion • Prevention of strains: • Bend at the knees when lifting something. This prevents back strain. • Always use a cart to carry heavy things in the kitchen.

  8. SHOCKS • Definition: Caused by contact with an electric current. • Prevention of shocks: • Pull out a cord by the plug, not the cord, so it does not break. • Unplug an appliance before washing it. • Never operate an appliance with wet hands or while standing in water. Keep floors dry. • Keep appliances turned off when they are not in use. Do not play with any switches when you are cleaning an appliance, such as a mixer.

  9. POISONING • Definition: Poisoning: Ingesting hazardous chemicals. • Prevention: • 1. Keep hazardous chemicals locked up. • 2. Store chemicals in original containers.

  10. CHOKING • Definition: Something lodged in your throat- prevents you from breathing. • Prevention: • 1. Chew food thoroughly • 2. Stay seated while eating

  11. FILL IN THE BLANK QUIZ • One way to prevent falls is to keep floors clean and ________ . • To prevent burns, use oven ________ when you handle hot pans. • You can help prevent cuts if you always cut things on a cutting ________ . • To prevent strains, always use a ________ to carry heave things in the kitchen. • To help prevent shocks, do not play with any _________ when you are cleaning an appliance.