Nail guns are used every day on many construction jobs. They boost productivity
but also cause tens of thousands of serious injuries each year. Nail gun
injuries are common - one study found that 2 out of 5 residential carpenter
apprentices experienced a nail gun injury over a four-year period. Injuries
resulting from use of nail guns hospitalize more construction workers than any
other tool-related injury. When they do occur, these injuries are often not
reported or given proper medical treatment. Research has identified that the
risk of a nail gun injury is twice as high when using a multi-shot contact
trigger as when using a single-shot sequential trigger nailer.
A new guide, also available as an e-publication in English and Spanish, can be
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desktop and laptop computers.
AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration