In your notes, record all the Kitchen Safety Hazards you can find

Kitchen Safety and
“Its just common Sense”
Please have your Food Skills notebooks out on
your desk with a heading for your first unit &
Unit One: Safety &
Sanitation (3 Weeks)
• More accidents happen in the
Kitchen than any other room in
the home. Why is this?
• Take 2 minutes to share an
example at your table of an
accident that has happened in
your kitchen at home!
In your notes, record all the Kitchen Safety Hazards
you can find (there are at least 20!)
In your notes, record all the Kitchen Safety Hazards
you can find (there are at least 20!)
Kitchen Hazards:
1. Woman reaching for
something on high shelf
2. Plates close to
3. Opening pan lid
towards face
4. Woman’s hair down
5. Woman not using
pot holders
6. Pot handles facing
7. Towel next to
Kitchen Hazards:
8. Drawer left open
9. Woman barefoot
10. Trash left out
11. Spill not cleaned up
12. Too many plugs in
one outlet
13. Knives in dish water
14. Pulling on cord
15. Toaster near sink
16. Food left in blender
17. Cords laying in
Kitchen Hazards:
18. Can open on
19. Woman has baggy
sleeves while cooking
20. Touching cords
with wet hands
– Anything I missed?
Gina’s Mistakes:
• 7. Wiped hands on a
dish towel after
touching raw meat
• 8. Cut lettuce on dirty
cutting board
• 9. Did not wash lettuce
or tomatoes
• 10. Pets in the kitchen!
• 11. Left a spill without
cleaning it up
• 12. Left the oven
unattended while
Kitchen Safety Basics:
• 1) Focus on
What You’re
• 2) Dress for
• 3) Practice Safe
use of all Tools
& Equipment
Kitchen Safety Basics
• 4) Close drawers
& doors
• 5) Store large
pots & other
heavy items
within easy
• 6) Control
• At the bottom of your notes, give
1 example of how each of the 6
Kitchen Safety Basics can be
Preventing Kitchen
Have your notebooks out, dated
and with the heading above.
Preventing Kitchen
Please record the following in
your notes.
Preventing Falls:
• Clothing should
fit & not be too
long or baggy
• Spills should be
cleaned up
• Use a sturdy
chair to reach
higher shelves
Handling Sharp Edges:
• Use sharp knives
(not dull ones) ?
• Store knives in safe
• Wash sharp tools
by hand and put
away immediately
• Do not throw
knives in dish
water with other
Handling Sharp Edges
• If a sharp tool starts to
fall, LET IT! Do not try
to catch it.
• If glass breaks, use a
broom & dustpan. DO
NOT pick up pieces
with your hand!
Preventing Fires &
• Always use potholders
when touching pots,
pans & taking things
from the microwave
• Lift lids so the steam
goes away from your
• Keep flammable items
away from burners on
stove (towels,
potholders, paper,
• Keep handles turned in
• Wear appropriate
Preventing Fires &
Burns: (cont.)
• A fire extinguisher
should be in every
• If a fire begins on the
stovetop 1) turn off the
heat 2) smother with a
lid, salt or baking soda
• NEVER put water on a
grease fire!
• Video
Using Electricity Safely:
• Keep electrical
appliances away from
• Turn off & unplug
appliances as soon as
you are done using
• Wash electrical
appliances by hand
with a sponge, not in
the sink
Do we know about metal
& microwaves??
In Case of Accident:
Alert teacher immediately!
1) Heimlich Maneuver used
to dislodge an object from
the throat of a choking
2) CPR used to revive a
person whose breathing
or heartbeat has stopped.
• Read your strip of paper, decide
if you believe it is a safe, or
unsafe practice & why!

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