Did you know that each year hundreds of people end up in the emergency room from barbecuing accidents? Burns and carbon monoxide poisoning are some of the common injuries. Take precautions to avoid these common injuries.
Here are some tips for avoiding barbecuing injuries:
- Never use a charcoal grill inside your home, your vehicle, tents or campers even if you have ventilation.
- Never use gasoline to start your grill – it can explode.
- Immediately after using starter fluid, put the cap on it and store it far away from the grill.
- If you dump your coal while it’s still hot, make sure everyone, including children, stays far away from the hot coals.
- Most accidents with gas grills happen close to the time when the gas tank has just been refilled. Make sure the gas tank is properly connected and there are no leaks.
- Never start a gas grill when the lid is closed
- Never keep a filled gas tank in a hot car or a trunk.
- Don’t use regular forks and knifes to cook on the grill. Make sure you are using long handled utensils to avoid burns.
Remember grilling can be fun but it’s also dangerous. Make sure only adults are doing the grilling.
Have you ever had a barbecuing accident? What tips do you have? I’d love to hear from you!
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