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Knowledge and recommendations of sales personnel regarding pneumatic nail gun safety.

Authors
Lipscomb-H
Source
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2010 Aug; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20039903
Abstract
Background and Specific Aims: In this small project we collected data from points of sale or rental of framing nail guns to document knowledge of staff regarding the safety mechanisms on the tools they sell or rent and their recommendations for use. Because contractors typically buy power tools such as these for the workers they employ, and because of growing consumer access, the knowledge of the sales personnel is potentially very important. Specific aims included the following: 1) To assess the knowledge level regarding safety mechanisms and injury risks among personnel selling pneumatic nailers, as well as their recommendations for use made to contractors, workers, and consumers. 2) To contrast findings among sales personnel at primary construction tool/material vendors (lumber yards, tool or building supply sources) versus general supply sources (large home improvement or hardware stores. 3) To make recommendations to vendors and manufacturers as well as the Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding training needs of sales personnel so that purchasers are appropriately informed regarding available risk control strategies.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Tools; Equipment-design; Equipment-operators; Retail-workers; Safety-education; Safety-engineering; Safety-research; Power-tools; Pneumatic-equipment; Pneumatic-tools; Safety-valves; Training; Risk-factors
Contact
The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Publication Date
20100801
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Construction; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U54-OH-008307
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Knowledge and Recommendations of Sales Personnel Regarding Pneumatic Nail Gun Safety
State
MD; NC
Performing Organization
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
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