STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT NAIL-GUN SAFETY

The information in this publication is based on NIOSH supported research; Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors (NIOSH Publication No. 2011–202/OSHA Publication No. 3459–8–11); and focus group discussions with residential building subcontractors, safety specialists and workers.

New nail gun users must receive safety training, not just a copy of this publication. Safety training requirements are described in detail in Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors and can be viewed and printed or downloaded from www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2011-202/.

More information about OSHA power tool regulations mentioned on pages 4–5 can be found in Hand and Power Tools, OSHA Publication No. 3080 2002 (Revised) www.osha.gov/ Publications/osha3080.pdf. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013–149

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