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Adoption and diffusion of safety improved nail guns.
Albers-J; Lowe-B; Lipscomb-H; Hudock-S; Lu-M-L
Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Ergonomics (IEA2009), Beijing, China, August 9-14, 2009. Madison, WI: International Ergonomics Association, 2009 Aug; :1-2
The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is conducting a study of pneumatic nail gun safety and ergonomics, with the goal of moving toward a reduction in nail gun-related injuries in the U.S. Despite epidemiologic evidence showing the superiority of the sequential actuation trigger for reducing acute traumatic injuries, use of the contact actuation trigger ("bump fire") persists in the U.S. It is not well understood why this is the case. This project will assess users' perceptions and attitudes about pneumatic nail gun trigger systems and will evaluate differences in productivity and musculoskeletal loading between the trigger systems. It is believed that a better understanding of user perceptions about nail gun safety and productivity is critical to inform social marketing efforts with respect to safer nail gun use.
Pneumatic-tools; Pneumatic-equipment; Power-tools; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Accident-prevention
Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Ergonomics (IEA2009), Beijing, China, August 9-14, 2009
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