Quiz: Most Common Chainsaw Injury?

The chain on your saw moves at 70 mph! This speed makes the chainsaw one of the most efficient and effective hand tools that a landowner wields. It can also be one of the most dangerous, which is why personal protective equipment is absolutely required for all jobs, big or small.

One part of your body is most at risk of injury from the moving chain on your saw.  Which part is it?

A. Right thigh

B. Left foot

C. Head

D. Left thigh

The correct answer is D, the left thigh.

Most users are right handed, which puts the saw bar (and spinning chain) over your left thigh more often. If you don’t have chainsaw safety chaps, get’em!