Kitchen Safety

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in a home, and even more so during the holiday season. Whether a person is a skilled chef or just someone preparing a basic meal, taking precautions in the kitchen is vital to making everything go safely.

Here are some basic safety tips to remember while working in the kitchen:

  • Always wear shoes in the kitchen
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing
  • Take your time, especially when using sharp objects
  • Never leave a stove unattended
  • Make sure everything is cleaned properly
  • Have a fire extinguisher handy
  • Keep children away from anything that is sharp, hot or electrical
  • While cooking on a stove, turn pot and pan handles inward
  • Wash your hands before and after touching raw meat.
  • Keep the floor dry
  • Put food that can spoil in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it
  • Make sure that everything is off when you are done cooking
  • Be careful of greasy foods that can splatter, especially near an open flame
  • Never leave the home while food is cooking

Following these precautions can mean the difference between a memorable meal and a meal that you might want to forget. If an accident does occur and it requires immediate medical attention, please remember to call 911 and ask for help.

All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.