- Use a chain saw only if
you are trained and authorized to do so.
- Be aware that the hazards
associated with chain saw use are: kickback, burns, electrocution
and loss of control.
- Prevent kickback by keeping
the nose or tip of the guide bar away from contact with solid
- Wear protective clothing,
including a hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, gloves,
long sleeve shirt, long pants and sturdy boots or shoes.
- Do not drop start the chain
saw. Start the saw by
either placing it on firm ground and make sure the guide bar
and chain are clear of any obstructions.
- Always hold a running saw
firmly with both hands.
- Operate saws that are sharp,
properly lubricated and have the correct chain tension per the
- Use extreme caution to be
sure the chain does not contact limbs or materials other than
the one you want to cut.
- Never carry a saw when it
is running. If you should fall, the saw could spin around and
cut you severely. The engine should be stopped and the saw carried
with the blade pointed to the rear.