Kitchen Safety: Electrical Shock
Keep electrical appliances away from water!
- keep cords away from water & hot objects
- make sure hands and surrounding areas are dry
- do not put appliances in water unless labeled "immersible"
Water is a very good conductor of electricity, so if electrical appliances or cords become wet, there is a risk of electrocution.
Cords & Plugs/Outlets
never use an appliance with a frayed cord
don't plug multiple cords into one outlet at once
unplug cords by pulling on the plug itself, not the cord
unplug portable appliances after use, always plug cords into the appliance first before the outlet
make sure cords are disconnected from appliances before cleaning them
- appliances should be unplugged if using other metal objects
Always use caution when using outlets; contact with any wire or outlet could result in electric shock. Having too many cords in one outlet is very dangerous. Also, metal, like water, is a very good conductor of electricity.