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Nail Gun Safety Toolbox Talk Handout

BENEFITS

Power tools, such as nail guns, can help workers get their jobs done more quickly. After all, using a nail gun is much faster than pounding in nails individually using a hammer. But nail guns can endanger workers if they aren’t used properly.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Give this handout to workers as part of a toolbox talk to educate them on the hazards posed by nail guns and the steps they can take to protect themselves when using these tools.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CPWR

IHSA

Take 5 Steps to Comply with the Requirements for Powder-Actuated Tools

Straight Talk about Nail Gun Safety

Spot the Safety Violation: Nail Guns Are as Dangerous as Handguns