|Post-Storm Chain Saw Safety Tips; All Power Nearly Restored in T-E|
|June 9, 2020|
BERWYN, PA - The series of storms that struck the region last week has resulted in the increased usage of chain saws to assist in the clean up of fallen tress and branches.
As of June 9th at 4:00 p.m. PECO reports that less than 30 residents remain without power in Tredyffrin Township and all power has been restored in Easttown Township. Verizon and Comcast crews continue to work to repair phone, internet and cable services across the area. If at any time you see downed power lines on fire or arching, or suspect an unsafe electric condition; please avoid the area immediately and then call 9-1-1 and PECO at 1-800-841-4141. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 to tell them your power is out. This is not an emergency.
If you see any remaining trees or debris impeding roadways, please contact Tredyffrin Township at 610-408-3620 or Easttown Township at 610-687-3000. The Public Works crews have done a great job of getting roads cleared and ensuring debris along the sides of the roads is also cleared to keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages extra safety while operating a chain saw. Potential injuries can be minimized by using proper personal protective equipment and safe operating procedures.
Before Starting a Chain Saw
> Check controls, chain tension, and all bolts and handles to ensure that they are functioning properly and that they are adjusted according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Fueling a Chain Saw
> Use approved containers for transporting fuel to the saw.
Chain Saw Safety
> Clear away dirt, debris, small tree limbs and rocks from the saw's chain path. Look for nails, spikes or other metal in the tree before cutting.
Source: OSHA at https://www.osha.gov/