Kitchen Safety Checklist

  • Are towels, curtains and other things that might catch fire located away from the range?
  • Do you wear clothing with short or close-fitting sleeves while you are cooking?
  • Are kitchen ventilation systems or range exhausts functioning properly, and are they in use while you are cooking?
  • Are all extension cords and appliance cords located away from the sink or range areas?
  • Does good, even lighting exist over the stove, sink and countertop work areas, especially where food is sliced or cut?
  • Do you have a step stool which is stable and in good repair?
  • Do you have a smoke alarm installed in the kitchen?
  • Do you have a small fire extinguisher in the kitchen?

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