It is important that there should be safety in work as a part of good kitchen management. A housewife should be alert to hazards in the kitchen and the use of safety measures to prevent accidents there.
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Accidents can occur in the home in case of younger children resulting in suffocation and choking. Therefore, adults in the house need to exercise care, observation and foresight to avoid these occurring.
Poisoning is a leading cause of accidental death. Most victims of poison accidents are children between two and five years of age.
Electricity is a marvelous thing for it gives us so many comforts. It gives us light, heat, helps to cook food, keep food cool and many other things, but we have to be very careful in its use for it may cause fires.
Fires can cause damage to life and property. Fires are mostly caused by carelessness. People are in a hurry and neglect to take necessary precautions for prevention of fires.
A large number of accidents occur in homes, such as falls, fire, suffocation, cuts, injuries and poisoning. Amongst very young people, accidents are mainly due to lack of knowledge, experience and skills.
Epidemics affect large number of persons in a community when favourable conditions are present for the spread of an epidemic. If one understands the basic principles of epidemiology, these epidemics can be prevented by adopting certain safety measures.
Some of the way to avoid Nutrient losses due to improper precooking and cooking processes are- Washing the pulses and rice repeatedly may remove up to 40 per cent of the original water soluble B-vitamins such as thiamine and niacin. It may also result in loss of some materials present in them.