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Construction Nail Gun Safety

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1926 Subparts E and I

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This online training course details the different types of nail guns and their trigger mechanisms, the hazards they present, and ways to minimize the risk of injury. Nail gun safety training topics include applicable regulations for nail gun use, appropriate personal protective equipment, and best practices for standard work procedures.

Nail guns are used throughout the construction industry. They have replaced manual hammering because nail guns are powerful, easy to operate, and increase productivity in construction tasks. However, all nail guns have the potential to cause serious injury.

This course is for:
This nail gun safety training online course is designed for anyone who works or around nail guns, such as contractors, supervisors, and worksite safety personnel. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

Case Study: Shawn, a carpenter with seven years of experience, was framing exterior walls. While nailing walls to the subfloor, he ran out of hose and bent down to pull on the hose for more slack. As he bent down, he accidentally hit his nail gun against his boot and shot a nail through the boot, into his foot, and through the bone. Shawn had the nail removed at a hospital and needed about a month to recover.

Key Takeaway: To avoid accidents like this one, you should always remain aware of your positioning in relation to the nail gun. It is also important to be familiar with your gun's trigger mechanism and to take appropriate precautions so that the gun will not discharge accidentally.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA standards are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1926 is designated for construction industry standards. Power operated hand tools are covered in 29 CFR 1926.302 and appropriate personal protective equipment is covered in Subpart E.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Nail Gun Safety
  • Key Terms
  • Power Tools Overview
  • Nail Guns Overview
  • Statistics
  • Regulations
    Types of Nail Guns and Triggers
  • Pneumatic Nail Guns
  • Powder Actuated Nail Guns
  • Triggers Overview
  • Full Sequential Trigger
  • Contact Trigger
  • Single Sequential Trigger
  • Single Actuation Trigger
    Causes of Injury
  • Unintended Discharge-Double Fire
  • Unintended Discharge-Accidental Release of the Safety Contact
  • Nail Penetration
  • Ricochets
  • Missed Targets
  • Awkward Positioning
  • Failure to Use Safety Mechanisms
  • Other Hazards-Air Pressure
  • Other Hazards-Noise
  • Other Hazards-Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Best Practices
  • Trigger Selection
  • Training
  • Standard Work Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Reporting
  • Injuries Overview
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as nail guns.

To ensure compliance with nail gun regulations, safety training must be conducted whenever it is necessary to ensure safe working conditions. OSHA standards related to power-operated tools do not specify a time frame for required retraining or recertification, so the OSH Act general duty clause defines that each employer must ensure that worksites are free from recognized hazards, such as nail gun accidents. This online certification course meets the training requirements set forth by OSHA for power-operated tools.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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Construction Nail Gun Safety

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