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Chain Saw Presentation Overview Different types of chain saw injuries and statistics. Proper use of chain saws according to OSHA. Tips for transporting a chain saw. Safety equipment associated with chain saws. Proper starting technique. Maintenance to help prevent injuries. Most common injury. Ways to prevent kick back. Different Types of chain saws.
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Different Types of Injuries Over the past 5 years the Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported from 70,000 to 130,000 injuries annually. Chain saw accidents are predicted to increase at an alarming rate of 10 % annually. Over 85% of all accidents that occur when using a chain saw result from equipment kickbacks which happens when the chain at the tip of the guide bar touches an object, or when the wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in the cut. Kickbacks can result in injuries due to the moving saw chain making contact with the operator. Other injuries occur due to loss of balance, follow through, skate/bounce and loss of control.
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1910.266(e)(1) - Before starting the saw: Make sure to visually inspect your saw prior to starting it. If you’re unfamiliar with the chain saw read the owner’s manual for proper operation. Always fuel the chain saw at least 10 feet from the source of ignition. Make sure to start the chain saw with the chain break engaged, one hand on the saw handle and the other free to pull the starter rope. Always start the saw on the ground or a stable surface. Make sure to always use an
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 4735 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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