Preventing Scald Burns

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Topic Title: Preventing Scald Burns
Created On: 03/15/2011 12:14 PM

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 03/15/2011 12:14 PM

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moodyrah

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  • KITCHENS:
    • Cook on rear burners and turn pot handles to the back of the stove.
    • Avoid wearing loose clothing around open flames and roll up your sleeves.
    • Never leave cooking food unattended.
    • Open the microwave slowly and allow food to cool before eating.
    • Make sure that children and obstacles are out of your path before carrying hot liquids.
    • When young children are present, avoid using tablecloths and keep hot foods in the center of the table.
    • When preparing a meal, keep children out of the kitchen area.
    • Never hold a child while handling a hot liquid.
    • Wipe up spills and clean your oven regularly. Built up grease can catch fire.
    • Keep all cooking areas free from clutter.
  • BATHROOMS:
    • Turn down your water heater setting to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Never leave a young child unattended in the bathroom.
    • Install special safety valves or remove the hot water handles in the tub/shower.
    • Always test bath water with your hand or thermometer before bathing children; younger children have thinner skin than adults, which makes them more susceptible to burns.
    • Never leave young children unattended in the bathtub.

    Taken from http://www.burninstitute.org/fbp/factsheets/scald.html. Add your own tips.
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