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Toolbox talk: nail guns (superseded).
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2014 Mar; :1-2
Nail guns (nailers, pneumatic hammers, pneumatic nailers, and air-powered nailers) are fairly new types of tools. If the nail is not properly aimed and is shot before the operator is ready, it becomes hazardous. Many nail gun-related injuries occur from trigger misfires. Examples of misfires include double firing and unintended firing from accidental contact with the gun or a coworker. For the updated version of this toolbox talk visit CPWR's website at <a href="https://www.cpwr.com/research/research-to-practice-r2p/r2p-library/toolbox-talks/"target="_blank">https://www.cpwr.com/research/research-to-practice-r2p/r2p-library/toolbox-talks/</a>.
Construction; Construction industry; Construction workers; Construction equipment; Safety education; Safety programs; Injury prevention; Accident prevention; Work environment; Worker health; Training; Education; Safety measures; Tools; Pneumatic tools; Pneumatic equipment; Equipment design; Equipment reliability; Compressors; Air pressure
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Toolbox talk: nail guns
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division