November 27, 2017 | By: ATD

It's hard to beat the speed of deep-frying a turkey-or the irresistible flavor and juiciness that result. But turkey fryers have the potential to cause fire and serious injury, which is why organizations like Underwriters Laboratories and the National Fire Protection Association advise against using them.

If you plan to deep-fry your holiday bird, be sure you know how to safely use the fryer, and take these precautions to protect yourself, your guests and you home:

  1. Keep outdoor fryers off decks, out of garages and a safe distance away from trees and other structures.
  2. Make sure the turkey is thawed and dry before cooking. Ice or water that mixes into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
  3. Watch the weather. Never operate a fryer outdoors in the rain or snow.
  4. Place the fryer on a level surface, and avoid moving it once it's in use.
  5. Leave 2 feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
  6. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid overfilling. Oil can ignite when it makes contact with the burner.
  7. Choose a smaller turkey for frying. A bird that's 8 to 10 pounds is best; pass on turkeys over 12 pounds.
  8. Never leave fryers unattended.
  9. Purchase a fryer with temperature controls, and watch the oil temperature carefully. Cooking oil that is heated beyond its smoke point can catch fire. If you notice the oil is smoking, turn the fryer off.
  10. Turn off the burner before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
  11. Wear goggles to shield your eyes, use oven mitts to protect your hands and arms and keep a grease-rated fire extinguisher close by.
  12. Skip the stuffing when frying turkey, and avoid water-based marinades.
  13. Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  14. Once finished, carefully remove the pot from the burner, place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.
  15. Opt for an oil-less fryer. This uses infrared heat, rather than oil, to cook the turkey.

Safety Alert! Stop Logo

October 10, 2017 | By: ATD

This week’s safety alert is focused on stop logs! What even is that?

WELL, a stop log is used to identify an edge, like in a loading dock for example, where the ground drops to a different height. This can be very dangerous for anyone working or walking near the edge if they are not paying attention, especially if they are working on equipment.

Safety Alert- Stop Logo

Safety Alert! Working in or Around Traffic

October 3, 2017 | By: ATD

Working in and/or around traffic can be extremely dangerous, even if all proper safety precautions are taken. Listed below are some tips and preventative measures to take when working around traffic.

Safety Alert- Working in or Around Traffic

Safety Alert! Hard Hats and Ball Caps!

August 17, 2017 | By: ATD

Check out today’s safety alert! It focuses on what can and cannot be worn underneath a hard hat per manufacturers requirements!

It will be held on September 23 at our office in Romeoville! Please RSVP to me as soon as you can and let me if you are brining any kids under the age of 12! It will be a great time!!

Safety Alert- Hard Hats and Ball Caps