Nail Gun Safety

Share the joy
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Nail Gun Safety

Air-powered (pneumatic) nail guns has become a popular tool among professionals and consumers in recent years, largely due to the ease of use, speed, and availability. Commission Consumer Product Safety and NIOSH data in 2001-2005 showed that about 37,000 people were treated nail gun injuries unintentional annually in hospital emergency departments across the United States. Forty percent of the injuries occurred in the consumer environment does not work. Among the workers, nail gun injuries have increased by 39 percent from 2004 to 2005.

According to the National Institute of Standards and the United States, one activated by hand and a contact element in the tip of the nail gun are two important components to the firing mechanism of the gun nails prevent unintentional firing. The sequential-trip trigger is the safest kind of trigger. It requires the tip of the nail gun is placed firmly on the work piece by hand before you pull the trigger for a nail to be discharged from the gun. This type of trigger unintentional discharge make nails less likely. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that disability than half of the injuries from contact trip tools used in the construction industry housing can be prevented if a sequential activation travel voyage was used.

Injuries caused by the use of such nail gun was shot by a nail from a nail gun, stabbed by a nail gun or hose from a compressor, and injuries to the musculoskeletal (muscle or bone) system or eyes. The majority of consumers and work related injuries from puncture wounds or wounds containing a foreign body shot by a nail through a body part of a person or a nail shot through construction materials into an individual. Most of the injuries were to the hands or fingers, but eye and dental injury occurs and electrical burns and difficulty hearing due to noise.

The OSDH remind the public that it is important to always use a nail gun in a prudent manner and to recognize that training using proper nail gun is necessary. The key to preventing unintentional injuries associated with using nail gun includes the following:

  • If possible, use a nail gun with a travel mechanism activated sequentially and not disable safety features.
  • Considering all the precautions and warnings before using a nail gun.
  • Keep your colleagues and people from the area around the work immediately.
  • Never just tools in anyone, even if it is empty or disconnected from the gas supply.
  • Keep hands and fingers out of the line of fire and aim the gun out of the body.
  • Make sure the tool is placed firmly against the work part.
  • Never carry the tool with a finger on the trigger.
  • Never assume the tool is empty.
  • Always disconnect the tool before clearing jams or perform other maintenance.
  • Always wear personal protective equipment appropriate.

Speak Your Mind

*