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How to use the chainsaw safely

How to use the chainsaw safely

A chain saw’s revving sound is unmistakable, and using one is “inherently hazardous,” according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In fact, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that roughly 36,000 people are treated annually in emergency rooms for chain saw-related injuries.

When fueling a gas-powered chain saw, refrain from smoking. Use a funnel to pour fuel into the chain saw, and never fuel the tool when it is hot.

Other general safety tips from OSHA include:

  • Keep the path the chain saw will take clear. Remove any dirt, debris, nails, small tree limbs or pieces of metal before cutting.
  • Use the saw’s chain brake (or shut off the chain saw completely) when carrying it over rough or uneven terrain.
  • Operate the chain saw only when you have secure footing, and keep your hands on the handles.
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