Kitchen Safety

Preventing falls, bruises, & back injuries

Accident Causes

  • Not cleaning up spills immediately
  • Walking on a wet floor, and through floor clutter
  • Not using a sturdy ladder or step stool to reach high shelves, and using chairs
  • Not choosing a nonskid kitchen rug
  • Storing heavy items out of reach and lifting them without care
  • Keeping drawers and cabinet doors open

SAFETY FIRST!

Accident Preventions

  • Clean up spills immediately
  • Never walk on a wet floor. Clear away floor clutter.
  • Use a sturdy ladder or step stool to reach high shelves. Chairs tip over easily.
  • Choose kitchen rugs with nonskid backing
  • Store heavy items within reach. Lift them with care.
  • Close drawers and cabinet doors after you open them.