Chain Saw Safety Introduction
Date: Friday, June 17
Time: 2:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra
Registration deadline: June 13
Register online https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Chainsaw_210 or call (518) 622-9820 x0
Presented by: Mike Burns from Professional Forestry Services
Chainsaws are among the most useful and dangerous outdoor power tools owned and operated by landowners. Severe injuries include deep, jagged lacerations embedding foreign substances resulting from direct contact with the chain saw; strains and sprains from improper handling; and contusions concussions and/or fractures caused by being struck by objects while cutting. Improper long term use may result in loss of hearing and diminished nerve sensitivity. The use, storage, and transportation of potentially hazardous materials necessary for chainsaw operation increases the risk of injury. While all danger cannot be eliminated, training and instruction have proven to be an effective way to mitigate the risk of harm to a chain saw user.
Mike Burns from Professional Forestry Services will present an instructional program for the occasional chain saw user on safe operation and risk mitigation. This session is intended to be an introduction to chain saw use and is not adequate preparation for felling standing trees. Participants will not be using a chain saw as part of the workshop.
This workshop is free and is underwritten by New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health.
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Thursday, May 26th 2016
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CCE’s Siuslaw Model Forest, Acra
Friday, June 3rd 2016
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Saturday, June 11th 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Giffy's Bar-B-Q Fundraiser|
The National Bank of Coxsackie, West Coxsackie Branch, Routes 9W & 385 & 81.
Sunday, June 12th 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Cut Expenses & Stash More Cash|
Extension Education Center, Hudson
Monday, June 13th 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Agroforestry Resource Center
6055 Route 23, Acra, NY 12405
Map to Acra office (see green pin)
Extension Education Center
479 Route 66, Hudson, NY 12534
Map to Hudson office (see green pin)
Road Construction Detour to Extension Education Center in Hudson beginning on Monday, March 14. Select this link for alternate directions.
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The Bank of Greene County
Please note: Due to forestry activity in the Siuslaw Model Forest, a portion of the forest is temporarily closed to the public.
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