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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Work Comp Wednesday - Lessons from Losses

While cutting down a tree, a worker dropped a chainsaw on his forearm causing a severe laceration. He had to be transported by helicopter and underwent surgery for tendon damage. He also had to endure a second surgery for a skin graft due to the extent of his wound. He missed several weeks of work with complete restriction to his arm. He also received occupational therapy over an extended period of time. The injury caused extreme pain and suffering and cost over $120,000.

Some jobs are inherently dangerous as well as the tools required to complete these tasks. Combined with human error this can lead to catastrophic outcomes. There are several things that can be done to minimize the potential for injury when using chain saws and other hazardous equipment:

 Clear away dirt, debris, small tree limbs and rocks from the saw's chain path. Look for nails, spikes or other metal in the tree before cutting.

 Shut off the saw or engage its chain brake when carrying the saw on rough or uneven terrain.

 Keep your hands on the saw's handles, and maintain secure footing while operating the saw.

 Proper personal protective equipment must be worn when operating the saw, which includes hand, foot, leg, eye, face, hearing and head protection.

 Do not wear loose-fitting clothing.

 Be careful that the trunk or tree limbs will not bind against the saw.

 Watch for branches under tension, they may spring out when cut.

 Gasoline-powered chain saws must be equipped with a protective device that minimizes chain saw kick-back.

 Be cautious of saw kick-back. To avoid kick-back, do not saw with the tip. If equipped, keep tip guard in place.

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