Preventing Kitchen Accidents

The Basics

Focus on everything you are doing

Dress for safety

Wear short/snug sleeves

Tie back long hair and apron strings

Remove any dangling jelery that might get in the way

Safe use of tools

Make sure all cabinets and drawers are closed

Use the right tool for the job you are doing

Use all kitchen tools safely


Store heavy/bulky items on low and easy to reach shelves

Put items back where they belong

Clean up as you work

Wash and dry dishes after use

PreVenting Falls

Wear snug shoes that don't have trailing laces

Wear pants and skirts that won't make you trip

Keep floors clean of spills, spatters, and peelings

When spraying a pan with oil do so over a sink so it won't end up on the floor

When reaching something on a high shelf use a sturdy step stool

Handling sharp edges

All knives deserve respect

All knives are dangerous even dull ones

Store knives in a knife block or in a divided drawer so they can be picked up by the handle

Learn when and how to use each type of knife

When cutting always use a cutting board

Create a nonskid backing by placing a damp dishcloth under a cutting board

Knives arent the only sharp objects in the kitchen

Use cation with all sharp edges

(graters, peelers, chopping tools, mixers, and can lids)

Keep fingers away from rough surfaces, slicing edges, and rotating beaters

Cleaning sHarp OBJECTS


Wipe knives carefully with the blade away pointed away from you

Air-dry other cutting blades

Do not try to catch falling knives

UnIntended sharp edges

Immediately sweep up broken glass

If you need to pick up glass by hand, use a wet paper towel instead of bare hands

Put the glass in a sealed paper bag, and place it in the trash can

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