Chainsaw workshop teaches safety


While chainsaws are a valuable and important tool for farmers and woodland owners, they expose the operator to significant hazards.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, hospital emergency departments treat about 36,000 people annually for injuries related to chainsaw use. In order to help users better understand and manage the risks, the N.C. Forest Service and N.C. Cooperative Extension have partnered to offer a chainsaw safety workshop Nov. 15. The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Granville Expo Center near Oxford and will feature classroom instruction as well as live demonstrations.

This workshop is designed to provide a basic level of safety instruction to farmers and woodland owners who may be using a chainsaw for general farm and woodland maintenance. The Granville Expo Center is located at 4185 N.C. 15, which is just south of Oxford. Additional details are available at

Registration is requested, which can be done on-line at the website, by phone at 252-438-8188 or 919-603-1350, or by email ( or


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