Tuesday, July 30, 2013

OSHA Offers Nail Gun Safety Resources to Help Prevent Construction Injuries

Nail guns are used every day on many construction job sites. While these tools boost productivity, nail guns also cause tens of thousands of serious injuries each year, sending more construction workers to the hospital than any other tool-related injury, according to OSHA. In an effort to prevent these types of injuries, the administration introduced a new nail gun safety Web page to offer guidance for residential homebuilders and construction contractors, subcontractors and supervisors. Resources such as compliance assistance, training materials and links to relevant regulations highlight what is known about nail gun injuries and how workers can avoid such injuries.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov.