- Gain an understanding of nailer safety at work.
Nailers are essential tools on construction sites. There are several tools that perform similar jobs, like nailers, staplers, and other tools that apply fasteners, but for simplicity's sake, we'll just refer to all these tools as nailers. Some experts estimate that nailers cause more injuries than any other tool. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA, reports that 2 out of 5 residential carpenter apprentices experienced a nailer injury over a four-year period. Many of these injuries, while painful, were relatively minor. However, some nailer accidents can result in serious injury and even death. In this course, we'll discuss how to prevent nailer injuries. We'll go over common and uncommon hazards associated with these tools and cover OSHA's six recommendations to increase nailer safety.
- 6 minutes
- Format: Video