I noticed on the "chart" with all of the various places where chainsaws have injured humans. That there didn't seem to be any apparent signs of rash or spots in the groin area. I wondered, is this due to the fact that so many chainsaw operators are wearing groin protection, and that is why we don't see any damage in this area or what?
Up to this point I have not been using any protection in this area. My Husky Chaps, are split and do not provide testicular protection and therefore, after reading the various safety and PPE threads recently I began wondering, "Am I doing all that I can?" and quite honestly the answer is a resounding "No!!".
Which has brought me to this point of asking which if any groin protection do you currently use and what is it made out of?
Have you had your groin protection actually stop a chainsaw? How many CC's?
What material is it made out of?
What is its shape?
Is it comfortable?
Does it have a flip top?
How are the vents and circulation? Does it causes you to sweat? How much and wear?
Has it failed you, please discribe the injury in detail? (no pictures please)
Do you engage this system at the same time as the chainbrake?
Have you ever worked without it?
Thank you, for any and all helpful facts that you can provide.
Next I will be asking about a protective neck scarf made of Kevlar fibers. You simply place a wad of those kevlar fibers around your neck and pull it snug, and if you ever find that you have spontaniously tripped and floored your saw all the while guiding the freshly sharpened chain to your neck region........this Kevlar scarf will help.
Just here to help,