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TAG: chainsaw safety

Lightweight pants from Arborwear offer a new option for chainsaw protection

June 29, 2022By
According to the company, the new chainsaw pants meet, comply with and exceed safety standards in both US and Canada. (Photo: Arborwear)

Arborwear introduced a new line of chainsaw protection called Dogwood Chainsaw Pants. Lightweight and breathable, the pants are designed for hot weather. read more

High on the low kickback

November 30, 2020By
Person operating Stihl chainsaw (Photo: Stihl)

A chainsaw expert from Stihl says it’s high time for landscape professionals to reconsider low-kickback chains on chainsaws. read more

Train for chainsaw safety

August 15, 2019By
Chainsaw operator at work (Photo: Aspen Tree Expert Co.)

For crews at Aspen Tree Expert Co. in Jackson, N.J., chainsaw training begins on day one. In fact, employees will have a solid four hours of training and education under their belts before they even put their hands on a chainsaw. “There are so many things to learn,” says Mark Chisholm, the company’s director of operations. “We train everyone across... read more

Brush up on chainsaw safety

September 15, 2017By
Photos: ACRT

Many landscape and tree care professionals use a chainsaw daily—but that doesn’t mean safe handling best practices should be taken lightly. We all fall into routines, whether it’s how you get ready for work each day, the route you take to get there or how you perform your job. But for those of us working with powerful equipment each day,... read more

SafetyWatch: Chainsaw safety tips

September 1, 2017By
Source: Greenius

Making a poor choice or a simple mistake when using a chainsaw can result in serious injury to you or bystanders and can cause significant property damage. Never use a chainsaw if you’re unsure of your abilities or feel unsafe. Don’t work above your skill level, and never operate a chainsaw without proper training. Consult with your manager or supervisor... read more

Ep. 135: Let the wood chips fly

June 25, 2015By

Cary Shepherd, chainsaw applications expert for Husqvarna, discusses chainsaw safety and maintenance. Shepherd is not only a wealth of knowledge when it comes to chainsaw safety—he truly cares about those that operate the equipment. He discusses a number of important issues, but one of the most profound was the fact that more people are injured by “struck by” accidents than... read more