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Nail Gun Safety

Nail guns are used in construction and home renovation on a daily basis. They make affixing pieces of wood to each other than manually hammering each individual nail. While they are great time savers as well as effort savers, nail guns carry with them a number of hazards as well.

OSHA first issued a hazard alert for pneumatic nail guns in 2001. Since then, a number of injuries that were due to the use of pneumatic nail guns have raised concerns about how to operate these tools safely. The majority of accidents that have occurred since OSHA’s warning in 2001 could have been prevented quite easily by adhering to simple safety procedures.

The most important step of preventing injuries from nail guns is to read the owner’s manual completely and carefully with everyone that is going to use the nail gun. It is also a good idea to have someone familiar with the exact tool demonstrate how to operate the nail gun safely.

After everyone has familiarized him or herself with the safety procedures, it is ok to begin using the tool. Whenever the tool is in use, it is important to follow many other safety procedures. The most important thing to do is wear safety glasses, always.

The trigger on the nail gun should not be depressed unless the gun is being fired purposefully. This detail is particularly crucial when the person carrying the nail gun is ascending or descending a ladder. Also, never stand within the nail gun’s range or point the nail gun at a person.

Contact a Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured by a nail gun, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer  Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733.

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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 321-7733

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