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Nail gun safety: hazard alert.
The Center to Protect Workers' Rights
Silver Spring, MD: The Center to Protect Workers' Rights, 2008 Jan; :1-2
Serious - even fatal - injuries are happening to workers using these tools. What's the problem? Nail guns are popular for a reason. They get the job done in a blink of an eye. But that rapid-fire action can work against you. In a split second, a nail can enter your finger, your hand, or worse. Nail gun injuries are much more common than people think. Most injuries involve puncture wounds to hands or fingers, but serious, even fatal, injuries are also associated with the use of these tools.
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Construction-equipment; Construction-materials; Tools; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Work-environment; Work-practices; Worker-health; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Equipment-design; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Hand-injuries; Hand-tools
Building and Construction Trades Dept., AFL-CIO: CPWR, Suite 1000, 8484 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910
Construction; Cooperative Agreement
Nail Gun Safety: Hazard Alert
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division