Fire (i.e. what to do if one happens)
- To avoid fire hazards, keep flammable things away from stove’s element.
Common Flammable Ingredients
- Marsala Wine or Sherry
Non-Flammable Seasonings and Garnishes
- Orange Shavings
- When someone accidentally created a kitchen fire, NEVER use water to splash it out.
Do one of the following
- Use fire extinguisher
- Put a lid on it
- Put baking powder
Burns/Scalds (i.e. how to treat)
- When you burn yourself, immediately place the burn under cooling water.
Do not do the following
- Use ice
- Touching the burned area with bare hands
- Do not break the blisters that might develop
- To prevent burns/scalds, plan ahead before cooking so that you are fully focused on your work. It is also known as “mise en place.”
- If you get chemicals in your eyes, immediately apply water into your eyes.
Do not do the following
- Rub your eyes
- Make big movements in kitchen
- Avoid disturb other groups while cooking
- When someone feels chemically poisoned, ask for help immediately, have a container near, and get the first aid.
Slips/Trips/Falls (i.e. how to prevent)
- To prevent slips/trips/falls, always wipe the floor after spill so that no one gets hurt
Do not do the followings
- Leave the mess and do it after your done cooking
- Leave the mess because you didn’t make the mess
- If you see someone slip trip or fall and get hurt, help him/her up. If necessary, report to the teacher.
Cuts (i.e. how to prevent/how to treat)
- If you cut yourself by accident, do the following
- Apply instant pressure to the wound
- Elevate the wound above your heart to make it harder to bleed
- Clean the wound after bleeding
- Seal the wound
- To prevent cutting yourself, you can try to do the following
- Cut away from you
- Keep your hands away from the blade
- Hold the blade correctly
Heavy Lifting (i.e. of a bag of flour)
- If you think that you can lift the heavy item, NEVER USE YOUR BACK to lift. Use your legs to lift.
- If it is too heavy, ask a friend to help. Don’t be shy to ask.
How to Prevent Food Poisoning
- Wash your hands before you start anything. This will help to avoid any bacteria while cooking
- Keep raw meat separated so that bacteria won’t be interacted with the food that you are cooking.
- When you finished cutting some sort of food, put the waste in the composer right away so that you won’t have a messy area.
- Make sure to use the full of the food to not waste any parts.
- After sneezing, coughing, or picking your nose, wash your hands right away.
- Never sneeze or cough towards to direction of the food.