Chainsaw Safety and Storm Clean Up Training workshop

May 5, 2022 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Winter Island Park
50 Winter Island Road
$75 to $100
Heather Leff
781 894-4759

The Massachusetts Tree Wardens & Foresters Association will hold its 2022 Chainsaw Safety and Storm Clean Up Training workshop at Winter Island Park in Salem on May 5th from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

This course will review chainsaw safety features, proper personal protective equipment, proper tree felling, and storm clean-up techniques. This course will combine classroom time with an outdoor demonstration. 6 CEUs are pending.

Cost of the training is $75 for MTW members, $100 for non-members. The course is limited to 25 participants.


7:30 am                      Check in

8 am                           Chainsaw Safety Feature

8:30 am                      PPE for saw operators

9 am                           First Aid Kit requirements-OSHA 1910.266

9:15am                       Break

9:30am                       Chainsaw Reactive Forces

10 am                         Cutting Techniques

10:30 am                    Danger Trees, Limbing, Pressures, Binds, Rolls and splits

11 am                         Swamper/Helper Activities and Placement

11:30 am                    Environmental Conditions Job Site Planning

Noon – 12:30 pm      Lunch

12:30-2:20 pm           Outside Demonstration Portion

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the USDA Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Bureau of Forestry.

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