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Chainsaw Safety Awareness (Online)

Length: 2 Half-Days for 1 Week
Course Category: Safety and Health

This course is for employees who work with chainsaws. Special emphasis is placed on safe operation and injury prevention. OSHA safety recommendations are highlighted to illustrate the significance and application of key training points. In particular, this course provides information on how to recognize the hazards associated with chainsaws and how to fell a tree safely and properly. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize various types of chainsaws.
  • Describe proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Identify potential hazards associated with chainsaw use.
  • Discuss proper chainsaw maintenance.
  • Summarize how to properly operate a chainsaw.
  • Explain how to properly fell a tree.

Note: This course takes place entirely online. Employees will take a pre-assessment online, attend a webinar, and then complete additional activities and a post-assessment online.

Workforce Development Competency: Trades, Safety, and Risk Management