For workers involved in tree removal, logging, or trimming trees at home, the chainsaw can be one of the most effective and productive tools used; however, it can also be one of the most dangerous.
Employers must train their workers to safely perform hazardous tasks through work practices on controlling such hazards. They need to know how to safely operate, use and maintain tools and machines that they utilize daily.
Personal Protective Equipment is also needed to ensure safety while using chainsaws:
- Helmet/ Hardhat
- Faceguard/ Safety Glasses, Goggles
- Earplugs, Earmuffs
- Leg protection
- Safety Boots