Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Discovering dangerous and hazardous situations are commonplace to the staff at TPA.  As we develop technical documentation for operator/owner's manuals we identify potential hazardous situations that could occur when operating electrical appliances and cooking equipment.  With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we would like to share some safety insights for a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Most people do not realize that every year at Thanksgiving, there are four times more cooking fires than any other time of the year.  Also, in home related fires, cooking equipment is involved in almost half of all reported incidences. 

If you manage to escape the wrath-of-the-bird by avoiding the fire hazards, you are still vulnerable to food poisoning.  Tom Turkey may still have his vengeance via food poisoning as an average of 400,000 Americans suffer from food poisoning each year caused by mishandled food. 

With all the potential hazards associated with Thanksgiving, the staff at TPA and Tom Turkey would like to help you to stay safe by sharing a few safety tips for the holiday.

 Keep fire extinguishers close by and ready.

Make sure all smoke alarms are working.

Keep all knives away from the reach of children.

Always wash your hands before and after handling raw food.

Wash all fruits and vegetables before prepping.

Make sure the turkey stays at 40°F or below until ready to cook.

Stay in kitchen when cooking, do not leave the stove or oven unattended.

Keep children away from stove and oven.

Use timers and routinely check all dishes that are cooking.    

Cook Tom until he reaches a temperature between 165°F to 180°F before serving.

We hope these tips will keep you and your family safe this Thanksgiving. Here's wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at TPA.

And now for a lighthearted message from Tom your Turkey Ambassador...

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