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Chain Saw Safety
March 2, 2020 - March 3, 2020
Operating a chain saw can be hazardous. Potential injuries can be minimized by using proper personal protective equipment and safe operating procedures.
Before Starting a Chain Saw
• Check controls, chain tension, and all bolts and handles to ensure that they are functioning properly and that they are adjusted according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Make sure that the chain is always sharp and that the oil tank is full.
• Start the saw on the ground or on another firm support. Drop starting is never allowed.
• Start the saw at least 10 feet from the fueling area, with the chain’s brake engaged.