Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Outdoor Organization

The UL MarkImage via Wikipedia

I have been fortunate enough to be chosen to attned a blogging event at the UL Laboratories in Nothbrook, IL on the day before BlogHer.

Part of what we will be learning about is grilling safety.

Pretty apropo for today as part of Southern California once again is battling wildfires.

As part of the package I received today was their recipe for Safe Summer Grilling.

  • Grill in Good Working Order
  • UL-Listed Fire Extinguisher
  • Set of BBQ Tongs and Utensils
  • Set of Insulated, Flame Retardant Mitts
  • Spray Bottle of Water for Flare-Ups

  • Keep your grill at a safe distance (about 10 feet away) from your house or any building.
  • Never use a grill in a garage, breezeway, carport, porch, under and awning or any other surface that can catch fire.
  • Never leave the grill unattended, especially when young children or pets are nearby.
  • Be cautious of overhead obstructions including tree branches while grilling.
  • Use insulated, flame retardant mitts, bbq tools and utensils when grilling.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher and spray bottle of water handy when grilling
  • Never use gasoline or kerosene to light a charcoal fire. Both can cause an explosion.
  • Coals can get up to 1,000 degrees F (that is not a typo)! Wait until coals have completely cooled before disposing them.
  • When disposing, be sure to keep charcoal away from pets and kids.

Happy Grilling!

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