Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Chain Saw Requirements

Applies to:

This program applies to employees who use chain saws while on the job. It does not apply to home use; however, the safety information provided certainly is beneficial to anyone using a chain saw regardless of location.


Departments that have personnel using chain saws must ensure that the equipment provided has the required safety features, personnel using the chain saws have received training on work practices, and are provided appropriate safety apparel.

Personnel using chain saws for work-related purposes must attend safety training and follow recommended practices described in this program. OSHA requires that appropriate personal protective equipment be provided by the employer and used by the employee.

First Aid Kits

General guidelines for first aid training can be found here.

First aid kits must be provided at each work site where trees are being cut. Information regarding kit contents can be found here.