Tips: Nail Gun Safety — Occupational Health & Safety

Journal Reports Nail-Gun Suicide Attempt; Researcher Invents Astronomical Toilet Paper; Pot Festival Canceled at Macalester College – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Keep co-workers and bystanders away from the immediate work area. Never point the tool at anyone, even if it is empty or disconnected from the air supply. Keep hands and fingers out of the line of fire and aim the gun away from the body. Make sure the tool is placed firmly against the work piece. Never carry the tool with a finger on the trigger. Never assume the tool is empty.
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The CDC also says additional training material on nail gun safety should beprovided wherever nail guns are sold and rented. Nail Gun Injuries The new statistics come from hospital emergency rooms nationwide. Data from 2001 to 2005 show that most nail gun injuries — 60% — occurredin workers.
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Contractor loses eye in nail gun accident in Maplewood | NJ.com

Officials at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said nail gun injuries are common — one study found 2-in-5 U.S. 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.
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Nail Gun Injuries Soar in Consumers

Callaghan said the worker was taken to University Hospital in Newark, where he was listed in stable condition this afternoon. Callaghan said it was unknown just how the nail gun discharged into the workers eye. Callaghan said nail gun accidents were not uncommon, though they usually involve an extremity. What was highly unusual in this case, however, was that an eye was taken out and never found at the scene. There are nail gun incidents.
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Nail guns hospitalize more construction workers than any other injury – UPI.com

X-raysshowed that he had a dozen nails in his head six between hisright eye and ear, two beneath the ear, and four on the left sideof his head, according to the May Journal of Neurosurgery. The man, who was using methamphetamine and suffering frommental-health problems, had used a nail gun to shoot the pins intohis head in an unsuccessful suicide Commentary
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