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Prevention of Kickback When Using a Chain Saw

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Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

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Description:

Kickback refers to a sudden backward, upward and/or outward motion of a chainsaw's guide bar. The operator may lose control of the saw, which can result in serious injury to bystanders or the operator. Certain steps can help reduce the occurrence of kickback while operating a chain saw.

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