Chainsaws are extremely dangerous tools and require no license or formal training to own one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 36,000 people are injured by chainsaws annually. The most common injuries associated with chainsaws are to the head, upper body, arms, hands, leg and foot.
Chainsaw “kick-back” is the most serious risk of chainsaw use. It occurs when the teeth of the chain saw get caught on something causing the blade to forcefully kickback toward you injuring your eyes, face, head, neck, shoulder, hand and other parts of your body.