Thanksgiving Safety - Laureate Insurance Partners Thanksgiving Safety - Laureate Insurance Partners

While we can’t do the cooking for you, we have done some research for you to make your Thanksgiving run smoothly. Take a look below to see the most common Thanksgiving accidents and tips on how to prevent them. We want to make sure your time with family goes without interruption.  

  • When traveling…
    • To reduce your exposure to COVID-19, traveling by car is suggested. 
    • Be careful while driving, an estimated 50 million Americans are also going to be on the road this Thanksgiving Day. 
    • Be wary about posting your “out of town” plans on social media.
    • Make sure that your alarm system is setup and ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your place.
    • Never drink and drive – Many car ride services are available!
  • When cooking…
    • Be sure to have a fire extinguisher close by.
    • Do not leave the food unattended while cooking 
    • Keep an eye on children near sharp cooking utensils and hot stoves – also be sure to turn pan handles inward toward the stove
    • If you’re cooking a turkey using a disposable aluminum pan, consider doubling up and using two pans to avoid a puncture, as dripping turkey juices can cause an oven fire.
    • Assign one person to serve the food to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    • Wash and sanitize your hands frequently. 
  • When frying a turkey…
    • Use an outdoor fryer on a level surface – with no cover (i.e. do not fry in a garage or under a tent)
    • Defrost the turkey completely; the turkey should be dry before submerging into hot oil
    • Do not overfill the fryer with oil, this can cause a fire if oil spills over
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