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OSHA estimates that about 20,000 workers are injured each year while using power nail guns. The safety card provides tips on how to work safely with these tools and can be downloaded free from the NAHB website.
Created through the NAHB-OSHA Alliance, the new Power Nailer Safety Card is available in English and Spanish.
The alliance provides NAHB members and others residential construction industry professionals with information, training opportunities and guidance that can help them protect their employees' health and safety.
The information and guidance primarily focus on reducing and preventing exposure to residential construction industry hazards, with emphasis on increasing access to this safety information for the Spanish-speaking workforce.
In creating the safety card, NAHB worked closely with the International Staple, Nail and Tool Association and OSHA to ensure that it provides the most pertinent and accurate information.
The Power Nailer Safety Card is just one in a series of safety cards focusing on common hazards that exist on residential construction job sites. Additional safety cards are available on trenching and silica safety awareness.
The NAHB-OSHA Alliance plans to continue producing safety cards on a variety of construction safety topics — including ladder and scaffold safety and task-specific hazards such as roofing and framing operations.
For more information, email Marcus Odorizzi at NAHB, or call him at 800 368 5242 x8590.
The video provides an overview of the key safety issues that residential builders and workers need to focus on to reduce accidents and injuries.
Based on the NAHB-OSHA Jobsite Safety Handbook, this DVD is intended to be used as part of an essential residential construction safety-training program and includes two 20-minute videos on one DVD.
To view or purchase this DVD online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.