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Although there are few regulations that apply solely to nail guns, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does regulate the construction industry, and many of these regulations apply to nail guns. The applicable standards can be found in 29 CFR 1926 Subparts E and I.
Subpart E (1926.100-102) lists the requirements for personal protective equipment for the head, eyes, and ears. We will cover personal protective equipment in more detail later in the course.
Subpart I includes provisions for the use of tools, including both hand- and power-operated tools. The provisions for power operated tools can be found in 1926.302.
Who must take this course?
All workers, both new and experienced, can benefit from safety training. Employers should ensure that employees who use nail guns receive both safety training and hands-on training.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this OSHA Nail Gun Safety training 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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Nail Gun Safety training certificate and wallet card.
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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our OSHA Nail Gun Safety training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.
Nail guns can be dangerous tools, but with the right knowledge and training, you can play a big role in keeping yourself and your coworkers safe on the job. Because injuries associated with nail guns are so common, it is particularly important to understand all the risks that come with their use and all the safety measures that can be taken to minimize those risks.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Nail Gun Safety
- Key Terms
- Power Tools Overview
- Nail Guns Overview
- 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
- Missed Targets
- Awkward Positioning
- Failure to Use Safety Mechanisms
- Other Hazards-Air Pressure
- Other Hazards-Noise
- Other Hazards-Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Best Practices
- Trigger Selection
- Standard Work Procedures
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Injuries Overview
- Additional Resources
OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Nail Gun Safety Training. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:
(a) Each employer -
(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.