>Proper lighting can prevent injuries in the kitchen. Don’t stop with overhead lights; add task lighting to your favorite work spaces.
>Keep electrical switches, plugs and lighting fixtures far away from water sources. Install them in areas where you are unlikely to touch them with wet hands.
>Add additional outlets if needed to avoid use of extension cords.
>Protect every electrical receptacle with a ground-fault circuit interrupter, which will shut off the electric current if it senses a power surge or if moisture is present.
>Keep a fire extinguisher near a room exit and away from cooking equipment.
>Choose faucets with anti-scald devices to prevent burning, or lower your water heater’s temperature to 120 degrees. Heating water to a lower, safer temperature also saves energy.
>Install smoke alarms.
>The cooktop or cooking surfaces should not be located near windows. Curtains and other window coverings could easily catch fire from a grease splatter.
Texas Co-op Power, Sep. 2008