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What Are Some Thanksgiving Safety Tips?

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People look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday, and no one wants it to be marred by a personal injury. Following some precautions will prevent mishaps and ensure a pleasant holiday.

Safety Precautions for the Home at Thanksgiving

  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking something on the stovetop.
  • Stay home when cooking the turkey and check it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove, hot food, and liquids as well as keeping sharp objects away and out of reach.
  • Keep electric cords from electric knives, coffee makers, mixers, or any other appliances from dangling off the counter and out of reach of children.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach.
  • Keep floors clean and clear.
  • Make sure all smoke alarms are working.

What Are Some Main Safety Hazard Concerns during the Thanksgiving Holiday?

When it comes to preparing for a large holiday feast, it is important to remember safety tips to keep everyone safe from any accidents or fires. During this holiday, there is a large amount of kitchen fires reported each year from simple mistakes or not following minor safety precautions. Thanksgiving has been reported the number one holiday for kitchen fires because of preparing deep fried turkeys or overcooking food in the oven.  Any fires started in the kitchen are related to cooking, candles, and outdoor deep fryers. Another safety hazard is the holiday feast and the food consumed. It is important to be aware of choking, cuts, or burns while preparing the meal and food poisoning from uncooked or spoiled ingredients. The final and most important concern is holiday traveling. During the holiday celebrations, many people will be drinking and choosing to drive home. This has been the cause of a great deal of accidents that occurred because of impaired driving.

How Can I Be More Prepared This Thanksgiving?

There are usually volunteers that want to help with preparing the Thanksgiving meal. Although this may be a good thing, it is important to realize that too many people in the kitchen can be a distraction and a hazard. To ensure safety, it helps to prepare for the worst. The cautious cooks will always have baking soda on hand to put out a fire if needed as well as a household fire extinguisher. The biggest concern while in the kitchen is to simply be aware of all open flames because that will most likely be the cause of an accident.

What Are Some Food Safety Tips?

Regarding food preparation, it is important to ensure that everything is clean and cooked completely to avoid any health hazards. Anyone touching food should always wash their hands and any supplies or utensils being used to touch food. This is especially important when touching any raw meat. While cooking, it is beneficial to use a thermometer to monitor the food temperature and guarantee everything is fully cooked.

South Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers at the D’Amato Law Firm Want Everyone to Be Safe This Thanksgiving

When it comes to holiday safety, whether it be on the road or preparing the meal, the South Jersey personal injury lawyers at the D’Amato Law Firm want everyone to practice these safety tips. Our dedicated lawyers are available to help those who have suffered any accidents related to holiday festivities. Call us at 609-926-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation. With an office in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, we assist accident victims in Atlantic City, Linwood, Galloway Township, Cape May, Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Ocean City, Woodbury, and across South Jersey.