SAFE WORK PROCEDURES FOR EXPLOSIVE ACTUATED FASTENING TOOLS

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: January 12th, 2012
Topics: Power Tools |

THE PROBLEM: Power actuated fastening tools are a lot like handguns; but instead of bullets, the projectiles they fire are nails, studs and other fasteners. OSHA requires that you select appropriately safe tools and ensure workers use them appropriately.

HOW THE TOOL HELPS SOLVE THE PROBLEM: Here are general guidelines you can give to workers explaining the appropriate use of explosive actuated fastening tools. You’ll need to modify these guidelines based on the actual tools and conditions of your own workplace.

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