Chainsaw and Power Tool Safety
(CSAW0101)

"Carl Smith described the chain saw as "the most dangerous hand tool that can be purchased on the open market." Every year over 165,000 people are injured while using chain saws in the U.S. Chain saws are relatively common and may seem simple to use, but using a chain saw, clearing brush, and felling trees are operations that require training and proper safety precautions. Logging is among the most dangerous professions, and if it is dangerous for professionals, amateurs should consider carefully their need for training before buying and using a chain saw.