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1.     How many kitchen accidents occur every year? How many occur every day?
     half a million/ 1,300
2.     Kitchen safety begins with a(n) ______________________________________ .
     positive attitude
3.     What is your first line of defense against kitchen accidents?
     knowing and using safe work practices
4.     Why should loose sleeves be avoided in the kitchen?
     Loose sleeves can get caught in appliances or catch fire.
5.     Why should you tie your hair back and remove jewelry before you begin to work in the kitchen?
     Jewelry and hair can get caught in machinery.
6.     Your ___________________ and your _______________________ go hand in hand.
     appearance/ health
7.     Why is it important to wash your hands often when working in the kitchen?
     It helps to prevent food-borne illnesses.
8.     Where should handles of pots and pans be?
     They should be turned inward, away from traffic areas.
9.     When should dishwashers be emptied?
     after dishes have cooled
10.     What kind of shoes should be worn in the kitchen?
     slip-resistant shoes
11.     What should you do when you need to reach something on an upper shelf?
     Use a step stool or a step ladder.
12.     What causes more disabling injuries than any other hand tool?
13.     Which slips more easily - a dull knife or a sharp knife?
     A dull knife slips more easily.
14.     What kinds of cutting boards are best? Why?
     Plexiglass or plastic cutting boards are best. They aren't as likely to harbor germs as wooden boards are.
15.     Should you cut away from or toward your body?
     Cut away from your body.
16.     What should you do if a knife begins to fall?
     Let it fall.
17.     Store glasses and cups ___________________________________________ .
     upside down
18.     What should you do if you break a glass item in a sink full of soapy water?
     Drain the water before attempting to remove shards of glass.
19.     What should you do if there is broken glass on the floor?
     Use a broom and dust pan or a damp cloth. Don't pick up pieces of glass with your bare hands.
20.     What should you do before using any kitchen appliance?
     Read the manufacturer's instructions.
21.     What can help you to push food through a cutting mechanism?
     a wooden tamper
22.     What should you do before cleaning or adjusting kitchen appliances?
     Unplug them.
23.     What should you do when lifting?
     Bend at the knees and use your legs.
24.     What is the proper way to remove a plug from an electrical outlet?
     Pull on the plug, not on the cord.
25.     What can an overloaded circuit cause?
     a fire
26.     Electricity and _____________________ don't mix.
27.     What are the most common kitchen injuries?
     burns; injuries from slips, trips, and falls; cuts; strains; and electrical shock
28.     What should you do about a fire in an oven?
     Close the oven door and turn off the heat.
29.     If a pan is on fire, what should you do?
     Turn off the burner and cover the pan tightly.
30.     Try to carry a burning pan outside. True or false?
31.     What are some good ways to extinguish a fire?
     Use a fire blanket, a fire extinguisher, or baking soda.
32.     How can you stay out of harm's way in the kitchen?
     Make safety a priority. Be on the lookout for potential hazards. Use safe work procedures at all times. Know what to do in an emergency.
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