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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together, share a meal, and reflect on what we’re all thankful for. However, the holidays can often become a dangerous time of the year, especially when hosting parties for your loved ones. Check out these safety tips for quick reminders on how to keep your family safe this holiday season.

Cooking and Safety:

  • Never leave the stove unattended as it can quickly become a fire hazard.

  • Don’t use a grill inside the house or closed garage.

  • Remember to wash your hands and kitchen surfaces frequently.

  • Avoid instances that could lead to cross contamination by keeping raw foods away from foods that are already prepared.

  • Always cook meats to their proper safe-to-eat temperatures.

  • Never use a glass casserole dish on a stove burner as it could explode from the heat.

  • Never douse a grease fire with water as it can spread. Turn off the burner and smother the flames with a lid.

  • Use separate cutting boards when preparing meat and produce.

  • Refrigerate all leftovers within 2 hours of preparing.

Home Safety:

  • Make sure electrical cords are not left out where they can be easily tripped over.

  • Assist seniors walking around tight areas in your home to avoid dangerous falls.

  • Keep the floors picked up and clear of all toys, shoes, purses, and other belongings that could become trip hazards.

  • Never leave candles burning without supervision.

  • Make sure smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are functional.

  • Keep a fire extinguisher handy and know how to use it in case of emergency.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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