Part of Lesson Plan: Preventing Accidents and Injuries
Activity Overview / Details
-Locate and list hazards that can cause cuts.
-Demonstrate correct and safe use of knives
- Cuts can happen more frequently to kitchen employees, but other employees and customers could be hurt from broken glass or sharp tableware; some sharp hazards.
*Cans, can lids, and can openers
*Cutting strips on boxes of aluminum foil and plastic wrap.
* Wooden crates
*Box operners and utility knives
- To avoid cuts, follow these kitchen safety tips:
*Use gloves or a towel to protect hands while removing lids from glass bottle or jars.
* Use proper openers on bottle and can; never use knives.
*Cover food with plastic wraps or lids insteads of glass
- Knives are a standard tool in the kitchen, but they can be very dangerous if not handled properly. Each type of knife has a specific use. Sharp knives are much safer than dull ones. They cut more evenly and with less work .