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Chainsaw Safety - Of all the tools found in the home and industry, the chain saw ranks as the most dangerous. Chain saws can do a lot of damage if you don't follow the rules. Always follow the procedures and guidelines established by your organization in the safe operation of chain saws. The manufacturer also provides safety and operating instructions on all equipment. This program can't list all the required safety procedures or the hazards to which you're exposed when operating the equipment. We would like to make you more aware of some basic operating procedures and techniques to help you be an accident free chain saw operator.
Topics included in this safety video are: lack of proper training and unsafe acts of employees, you must be trained and authorized by management, carrying the saw from job to job, slips or falls, sprains and strains, inhaling exhaust fumes, struck by wood that may fall from above, eye protection, burns, saw kickbacks or binding, hearing protection required, read and follow the manufacturer's instructions, proper fuel, never smoke and never refuel a hot saw, safety container, filler spout, steel toed safety shoes, gloves, eye and hearing protection, safety glasses and a face shield, hard hats, snakes, carrying the saw, start the engine, use the choke, pulling the starter cord, proper maintenance of the equipment, be sure all items that could impede an escape route are cleared away from the work area, communication with other workers, to allow anyone else within a 6 foot radius, and use both hands on the saw.
Runtime: 11 Min.