November

Driving Safely

  • Don't allow children to fight or climb around in your car (they should be buckled in their seats at all times). One accidental bump or too much noise can easily distract you from concentrating on driving safely.  
  • Cell phones can also take your focus away from the task at hand: arriving safely at your destination.
  • Avoid driving when you're tired. Be aware that some medications can cause drowsiness and make operating a vehicle very dangerous.
  • Always use caution when changing lanes. Cutting in front of someone, changing lanes too fast or not using your signals may cause an accident or upset other drivers.

Source: www.nationwide.com

 

Tips for Frying Turkeys

  • Always use a turkey fryer outside away from buildings or flammable materials.
  • Never use a turkey fryer in a garage or on a wooden deck.
  • Make sure the fryer is on flat ground to reduce the chance of tipping.
  • Never leave the fryer alone, an unwatched fryer will continue to heat until it bursts into flames.
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer.
  • Don’t overfill the fryer.
  • Wear personal protective equipment. Wear safety glasses or goggles and use well insulated oven mitts or potholders.
  • Only cook a completely thawed turkey (refrigerator thaw 24 hours for every 5 lbs of bird). Be careful with marinades as oil and water don’t mix. Water could make the oil spill over and create a fire or explosion.
  • Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher handy. If a fire does start, do not use water to extinguish it. Call 911.
  • Don’t use ice to cool the oil.

Get more safety tips at Underwriters Laboratory (UL)