The chainsaw is an efficient tool but it can also be dangerous if used incorrectly, that's why safety must always come first.
NOTE: Refer to your Owner's Manual for specific safety instructions on your chainsaw.
Your clothing is a very important part of this. Even if you are just cutting some firewood outside the backdoor of your house, you must use the personal protective equipment that is required in your country.
The best items of your equipment are highly visible ventilated protective jacket and trousers fitted with saw protection. Of course protective equipment cannot prevent an accident from occurring, but it can help to reduce the extent of the injury. You should also have boots with a steel toe cap, saw protection and a heavy tread, and a helmet of course with a full coverage visor and hearing protection.
Make sure you’ve got a first aid kit ready and accessible and it's a good idea to carry a mobile phone and a whistle so did you can call for help easily if something happens. Protect your hands with a pair of strong gloves and, if possible, bring someone with you when you work especially if you are inexperienced.
Have fun and stay safe when using your chainsaw. For a list of chainsaw accessories check OttawaChainSaws.com.