Chain Saws and Manual Felling

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CHAIN SAW SAFETY, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATION VIDEO VIDEO; 18 minutes; shows proper use of PPE, chain saw maintenance procedures, safe starting and operating techniques and hazard awareness. Proper felling, bucking and limbing techniques demonstrated. Video available @ $30.00 plus $4.95 shipping and handling. A 63-page Safety Training Guide available @ $5.00.
FISTA

CHAIN SAW SAFETY MANUAL HANDBOOK; manual describing safe operating practices when using a chain saw. English and Spanish versions available on request. Stock number 0457-184-3021.
Stihl Inc., or download .pdf file from www.stihlusa.com/manuals/.

CHAIN SAW SAFETY, OPERATION & MAINTENANCE DVD; 60 minutes; shows chain saw safety features, maintenance, saw sharpening, protective apparel and proper operation. Available for $4.99 from Stihl Inc. at www.stihlusa/information/info_lit_video.html.
Stihl Inc.

CHAIN SAW SAFETY FIRST PAMPHLET; covers basic chain saw safety tips. Available on-line at http://www.usa.husqvarna.com/node1466.asp
Husqvarna Forest & Garden

CHAIN SAW OPERATOR’S SAFETY MANUAL HANDBOOK; covering safety features and maintenance, tree felling, limbing and bucking, protective clothing, and saw chain maintenance and kickback. Available on-line at www.tiltonequipment.com/ChainSawOperatorsSafetyManual.pdf
Tilton Equipment Company

CHAIN SAW SERVICE MANUAL HANDBOOK; 320 pages; covers virtually all popular saws, including complete disassembly/re-assembly instructions. Available for sale @ $26.95 plus shipping. Stock number 17307. Click on http://store.baileys-online.com/cgi-bin/baileys/cat.html, then click on "Books", then on “Books-Technical,” and then on "Chain Saw Service Manual."
Bailey's

CHAIN SAW SHARPENING AND MAINTENANCE HANDBOOK; 2000; pocket-sized booklet covers how to perform daily service on a chain saw. Available for sale @ $10.00. Click on http://store.ofswa.on.ca/cgi/ofswa, then click on "Logging Publications" on left sidebar.
Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association

CHAINSAW SAFETY PAMPHLET; details the dos and don'ts of safe chain saw operation. Stock number PH50. Download from www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/chainsaw_safety.pdf.
Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia

COACHING THE PROFESSIONAL CHAIN SAW OPERATOR VIDEO AND GUIDE VIDEO; 1996; 120 minutes; consists of ten video segments covering safe chain saw operating and maintenance procedures designed to be used in training workshops for users of chain saws. Demonstrates safe felling, bucking and limbing techniques. Includes Discussion Leader's Manual. Available for sale @ $35.00 to FRA members, $70.00 to all others. Stock number 96-A-10. (click here for a printable order form)
Forest Resources Association Inc.

COMPLETE GUIDE TO CHAIN SAW SAFETY AND DIRECTIONAL FELLING ELECTRONIC eBOOK; 2002; 200 pages; covers all you need to know about safe chain saw operation and directional felling techniques. In Electronic eBook Format, comes complete with text, photos and video clips. Available for sales as Standard Version (.pdf only - no printing) for $15.95, Standard Print Version (.pdf only - printing allowed) for $29.95, and Complete Version (.pdf and Word files) for $49.95 plus shipping and handling.
Forest Applications Training, Inc. click on www.forestapps.com/e-book/.

COULD IT EVER HAPPEN TO YOU? VIDEO; 1998; 7 minutes; discusses importance of chain saw foot protection and features three levels of severity and treatment of injuries: stitches, reconstruction, or prosthesis. Available for sale, or download file from the web site at www.sawjammer.com/index2.html.
Sawjammer Company LLC

FALLERS' AND BUCKERS' HANDBOOKS HANDBOOK; two pocket-sized flip-books describe safe falling and bucking techniques used in the coastal and interior forests of British Columbia. Stock number BK96. Download from www.worksafebc.com/publications/how_to_order_publications_and_videos/def...
Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia

FELLING PROBLEM TREES VIDEO; 15 minutes; Canadian production looks at nine specific hazards in felling wrong-way leaners, trees with difficult access, trees on steep slopes, and so on. Graphics are used extensively to demonstrate both the problems and the best, safest approaches to take with each.) Available for sale @ $50.00. Click on http://store.ofswa.on.ca/cgi/ofswa, then click on "Logging Videos" on left sidebar.
Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association

HOW TO PREVENT KICKBACK HANDBOOK (shirt-pocket-sized); 2000; 22 pages; offers basic information on how to stand and grip the chain saw, set depth gauges, adjust chain tension and personal protective equipment. Available for sale @ $5.00. Click on http://store.ofswa.on.ca/cgi/ofswa, then click on "Logging Publications" on left sidebar.
Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association

HUSQVARNA CHAIN SAW TECHNIQUES HANDBOOK; describes proper planning and felling techniques for safe and efficient chain saw operation. Available on-line at http://www.usa.husqvarna.com/node1462.asp
Husqvarna Forest & Garden

KENTUCKY MASTER LOGGER PARTICIPANT NOTEBOOK HANDBOOK (3-ring binder); 2001; includes general logging safety information and Kentucky's laws and regulations dealing with timber harvesting; updated annually. Available for sale @ $50.00. Click on www.masterlogger.org/matlinks/#train, then scroll down to "Training Manuals".
Kentucky Master Logger Office

LOGGING OPERATION SAFETY VIDEO describes everyday safety concerns and procedures to be followed on a logging operation. Identifies common hazards and how to deal with or avoid them. Video available for $30.00 plus $4.95 shipping and handling.
FISTA

OREGON MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY MANUAL HANDBOOK; pocket-size booklet covers proper cutting chain/guide bar maintenance, chain sharpening, personal protective equipment and chain saw kickback. Available free in English and Spanish.
Oregon Cutting Systems Division, or download .pdf file from www.oregonchain.com/tech/manual_maint.htm.

OSHA LOGGING SAFETY VIDEO AND GUIDE VIDEO; 1995; 70 minutes; instructional video and guide can help logging contractors orient employees on OSHA regulations governing general safety, machine operation, chain saw operation, and vehicle operation. Includes corrections and amendments made to OSHA's Final Rule on Logging Operations in 1995. Training Guide included. Available for sale @ $35.00 to FRA members, $70.00 to all others. Stock number 95-A-15. (click here for a printable order form)
Forest Resources Association Inc.

PROPER FELLING AND LIMBING TECHNIQUES HANDBOOK (shirt pocket-sized); 1992; 32 pages; contains information on PPE, pre-felling planning, directional control, common hazards, and special felling techniques. Available for sale @ $5.00. Click on http://store.ofswa.on.ca/cgi/ofswa, then click on "Logging Publications" on left sidebar.
Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association

REVISED LOGGER'S GUIDE TO THE NEW OSHA LOGGING SAFETY STANDARDS HANDBOOK; 1995; 32 pages; explains what logging employers must know to comply with the new OSHA Logging Safety Standards in an easy-to-read format. Includes 1995 revision of OSHA Logging Operations Regulations. Available for sale @ $5.00 to FRA members, $10.00 to all others. Stock number 95-A-14. Bulk discounts available. (click here for a printable order form)
Forest Resources Association Inc.

SAFE CHAIN SAW HANDLING HANDBOOK (shirt pocket-sized); 1993; 32 pages; covers proper size of chain saw, starting techniques, and how to hold and use the saw. Available for sale @ $5.00. Click on http://store.ofswa.on.ca/cgi/ofswa, then click on "Logging Publications" on left sidebar.
Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association

SAFE WOODCUTTERS GUIDE HANDBOOK; 1994; 36 pages; stresses importance of training for fellers in safe felling techniques, recommends use of personal protective equipment. Available in an on-line version (www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/safeguide/index.html).
Gransfors Bruks, Inc.

THE CUTTING EDGE HANDBOOK; 2000; 126 pages; covers entire range of activities that chain saw operators perform, including safe notching and backcutting, limbing and bucking, and maintenance techniques. Available for sale @ $10.00. Click on http://store.ofswa.on.ca/cgi/ofswa, then click on "Logging Publications" on left sidebar.
Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association

TIMBER HARVESTING SAFETY MANUAL HANDBOOK; 2001; covers general safety recommendations, personal protective equipment, guidelines for hand tools, chain saw, and woods equipment operations. Safety in transportation and emergency care are also included. Available for sale @ $4.00 to FRA members, $8.00 to all others. Stock number 01-A-9. Bulk discounts available. (click here for a printable order form)
Forest Resources Association Inc.