Chainsaw Safety 101

By: Keivonna Moss

Kickback

Kickback may occur when the moving chain at the nose or tip of the guide bar touches an object, or when the wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in the cut. Blount Inc. recommends that low-kickback chain be used on all saws unless you have experience and special training for dealing with kickback.
Kickback Demonstration by Chainsaw Instructor Joe Glenn

Likely Injuries

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PPE (Personal ProtectiveEquipment)

Eye protection, leg protection, head protection, hearing protection, foot protection, and hand protection

Transporting the chainsaw

Carry the chain saw with the bar pointed behind you. Ensure the scabbard is on and the muffler is away from the body.
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