With the heat of summer increasing hazards also increase. One such hazard is gas geysering from overheated chain saw gas tanks. A number of accidents have occurred this past year that could be prevented with simple precautions.
Do your volunteers or staff use chainsaws in their work outside of wilderness? If so you'll want to read about this heat induced hazard, gas geysers. Yes, that's right, gas spewing from hot chainsaw gas tanks. Several accidents this year have resulted from overheated equipment. Practice a few simple safety techniques to avoid having this happen to you. Read about the hazard in this USDA Fact Sheet. Learn more about safety practices in this Hazard Flyer.