The main objective of this session is to give you information that will help you safely use chain saws. At the end of the training session, you will be able to understand how chain saws work, including maintenance tips, how to identify the basic risks associated with chainsaw use, how to prepare and protect yourself with the right personal protective equipment (PPE), and you’ll learn safe work practices for using a chain saw, as well as what not to do.
Why “Chainsaw Safety for Construction Workers” Matters:
Chain saws are generally powered by a combination of gasoline, hydraulics, electricity, or compressed air.
Chainsaw operators face numerous hazards, including serious cuts or amputations, hearing loss, vibration syndrome, or death.
Your employer is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to conduct a hazard assessment to make sure that you are protected from risks associated with your job.
- OSHA regulations highlight key ways to safely operate chain saws.
- Chainsaw safety is crucial, as accidents could lead to severe injury or death.
- For construction, concrete chain saws may be more useful than woodcutting chain saws.
- Chain saws require regular routine maintenance to keep working safely.
- Handle all chain saws safely, and follow best practices.