Operating a chain saw is inherently hazardous. Potential injuries can be minimized by using proper personal protective equipment and safe operating procedures. Learning chainsaw safety can save your life. Chainsaw safety should always be at the top of your mind whenever you fire up your chainsaw. You should always wear the appropriate safety gear, which includes: proper head & eye protection, leg chaps, anti-vibration gloves, hearing protection and safety boots. But beyond that, you should continually be learning and practicing proper chainsaw safety.
- There are over 28,500* chain saw per year according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
- The average injury required 110 stitches.
- 36% of injuries were to the legs and knees.
- The estimated cost per injury in 2000 was over $12,000.
- Worker’s compensation costs are estimated at over $350 million annually.
Course Length: 30 Minutes