We all like to grill and barbeque in the summer. Follow these tips to keep your family and yourself safe:
Propane and charcoal BBQ grills must only be used outdoors. If used indoors, or in any enclosed spaces such as tents, they pose a fire hazard and a risk of exposing occupants to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
Place the grill a safe distance from lawn games, play areas, and foot traffic. Grills should be positioned away from siding, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
Keep matches, lighters, and starter fluid out of the reach of children in a locked drawer or cabinet.
Keep children and pets away from the grill area: declare a three-foot "kid-free zone" around the grill.
Use long barbeque mitts and long-handled grilling tools to protect the chef from heat and flames when cooking.
Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below the grill so it cannot be ignited by a hot grill.