Logging and Forestry
Operating a chain saw is inherently hazardous. Potential injuries can be minimized by using proper personal protective equipment and safe operating procedures.
This link contains factsheets as part of a series developed for the Illinois Pro Logger Training Program. They are applicable to anyone working with a chain saw and doing their own logging, firewood cutting, or timber stand improvement.
|(Illinois Virtual Forest Website, Univ. of Illinois)|
Although once used only by professional lumberjacks, chain saws are now popular among many homeowners and farmers. Homeowners use them to cut firewood and to do general tree trimming around their homes. Farmers find them very useful for such jobs as clearing land, trimming trees and cutting firewood.