FIGURE 1. LOCATION OF INJURY
SEPT 2015 BULLETIN American College of Surgeons
NTDB DATA POINTS
operate, adjust, and maintain
the chain saw according to
the manufacturer’s direction.
Properly sharpen and oil chain
saw blades, and choose the
proper size saw for the job.
Wear the appropriate protective
equipment when operating a
chain saw, including helmets,
face shields, safety glasses,
hearing protection, cut-resistant
gloves and chaps, along with
boots above the ankle.
Observe the above safety
recommendations so that
when you are done, you
can kick back with your
friends and family and enjoy
the work that you did.
Throughout the year, we
will be highlighting NTDB data
through brief monthly reports
in the Bulletin. The NTDB
Annual Report 2014 is available
as a PDF file at www.facs.org/
addition, information is available
on the website regarding how
to obtain NTDB data for more
detailed study. To submit your
trauma center’s data, contact
Melanie L. Neal, Manager,
NTDB, at email@example.com.
Statistical support for this article
has been provided by Chrystal
Caden-Price, Data Analyst, NTDB.
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