CDC - Chainsaw Safety


Sunday March 25 from 1 to 3pm

Hosted by: Iroquois Rod and Gun Club

590 Feuz Road, Schenectady, N.Y.

The New York Forest Owners Association and the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance are planning a two-hour program on the safe use of a chainsaw. The program is geared to the novice. Students will not operate a chainsaw in this class. Chainsaws are among the most useful and dangerous outdoor power tools owned and operated by landowners and sportsmen. While all danger cannot be eliminated, training and instruction have proven to be an effective way to mitigate the risk of harm to a chain saw user. This is an indoor seminar taught by Professional Forester, Mike Burns. You do not need to be a Club member to attend, so guests are welcome. Provided we have at least 10 people interested, the class will be held on Sunday March 25th, from 1 pm to 3 pm. The course is FREE and is outlined as follows:

I. Safe Equipment

A. Chainsaw Features - chain break, trigger lock, chain catch, anti-vibration mounts, etc.

B. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Common Injuries

1. Feet

2. Legs

3. Hands, arms & torso

4. Head

C. 1st Aid

II. Safe Operation

A. Maintenance

B. Starting

C. Use

D. Situational awareness

E. Demonstration of safety features and PPE

III. Safe Storage

A. Hazardous Materials Handling – fuels, oils, grease

B. Transportation

C. Long-term storage

Interested persons should contact Tracy Lamanec @ 518-727-7194 or as soon as possible. A waiting list will be maintained if a practical class size is exceeded.

(Feuz Road is directly across Route 7 from the I-88 exit of the Thruway in Rotterdam. Google has good directions.)

Funding for this program was provided by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) with funds from New York State’s Department of Health (DOH).

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