Preventing injuries from nail guns: A health and safety solution

How to protect workers from the serious workplace health and safety risks of nail guns.
Last updated

Jan 2011

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PDF, 65.16 kB

Document length

1 page

What it contains

This document outlines how workplaces can prevent injuries when using nail guns for construction work. It explains:

  • how workers can be injured when a nail gun accidentally discharges
  • how to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks of nail guns
  • safe work systems to reduce or eliminate these risk
  • alternatives to using nail guns for activities they are not safe to use
  • how to correctly and safety inspect and maintain equipment