Leg Protection

Each employee who operates a chain saw must wear leg protection constructed with cut-resistant material. The leg protection must extend from the upper thigh down to the boot top and adequately cover the leg. [29 CFR 1910.266(d)(1)(iv)]

  • Leg protection is available in a variety of forms, including chaps, logger pants, and leggings. The protective material also comes in a variety of forms including ballistic nylon, polyester, Kevlar, Engtek, etc.
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) currently tests and labels leg protection which meets minimum cut resistance requirements. (Reference ASTM F1897-98, Standard Specification for Leg Protection for Chain Saw Users.)

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