What about personal protection?

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From the time a chainsaw is started until it is returned to storage there is the potential of being hurt by the chainsaw itself or by the wood. There are approximately 40,000 chainsaw injuries each year. As with any power tool, chainsaws have made life easier for mankind but must be handled with caution. Using safety equipment and getting instructions on the best way to handle them decreases the risk of injury. Wearing the proper clothing is one of the best safeguards for you to reduce the possibility of serious injury. Wear sturdy, snug-fitting clothing that gives you complete freedom of movement. When using a saw, it is advisable to use protective equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or ear protection used for appropriate conditions as these will reduce personal injuries.