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OWS Chainsaw Safety Awareness That Works (CSAW)

Jun 6, 2014, 8:00am - 12:00pm


The Chainsaw Safety Awareness That Works (CSAW) Custom workshop will held on the Ohio State University - Mansfield campus Ovalwood Hall (1760 University Dr., Mansfield, OH  44906).

This is a 4 hour class designed to cover topics such as personal protective equipment (PPE), safety features of the chainsaw head, five point safety check, maintenance of the power head and guide bar, components of the saw tooth, angles and their functions, proper filing, and the reactive forces of the chain and guide bar.  These topics will not be covered in as much depth as they will be in the CSAW Level 1 class.  

Each participant will not fell a tree, however each participant will use a chainsaw to cut an already downed tree in order to show the ability to handle the saw. This class is geared toward landowners, volunteers and people who need the skills to saw felled trees.

Registration is $50. The registration deadline is June 2. Details and a link to register are at

For more information, contact 614.688.3421 or This workshop is sponsored by the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program and the Ohio Forestry Association.