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Author Topic: Is chainsaw safety mostly an attitude?  (Read 1079 times)

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Offline Billy_Bob

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Is chainsaw safety mostly an attitude?
« on: November 20, 2005, 09:57:39 PM »
It seems to me that people I know who have accidents while working with chainsaws have a certain attitude and something in common.

They are impatient.

They know everything there is to know about everything and if anyone tries to teach them something, they will not listen.

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Re: Is chainsaw safety mostly an attitude?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2005, 10:06:35 PM »
I agree to a point. A know it all attitude and complacency can hurt real bad. I do believe that a lot of accidents are also caused by inexperience and/or inadequate training. Most of my saw customers are acreage owners who have never touched one. I try to sell PPE and  either they don't want to spend the extra dollars or they don't see themselves as professionals who need it. Hopefully all they get is a good scare to realize their limitations.
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

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Re: Is chainsaw safety mostly an attitude?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2005, 01:55:42 AM »
I think you can also add poorly maintained equipment to the list.  Dull chains, worn bars and rims, dirty or worn PPE all contribute to thrown chains, accidents and injurys.

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