Grilling Safety Tips

Since it's summer and the 4th of July is just a couple weeks away, here are some grilling safety tips from the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association (HPBA).

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Photo Credit: Robert C. Abraham via Compfight cc

  • Read the owner's manual
  • Grills are for outside use ONLY
  • Use in well ventilated area
  • Keep grill stable
  • Follow electric codes
  • Use long handled utensils
  • Wear safe clothing
  • Keep fire under control
  • Be ready to extinguish flames
  • Consider placing a grill pad or splatter mat beneath your grill
  • Never leave grill unattended once lit
  • Stay away from hot grill
  • Don't move hot grill

A safe barbecue is a fun barbecue. Happy grilling! 

For detailed information on each tip, visit the HPBA website here.