MCD Newsletter - October 2020
FEATURED PROJECT #1!
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Aliyah
Benjamin Moore 2021 Color of the Year!
FEATURED PROJECT #2!
TOOLBOX TIP: NAIL GUN SAFETY
Nail guns are an essential tool on many job sites, but each year serious injuries
happen. Most nail gun injuries are puncture wounds to hands and fingers, however,
more serious injuries have been fatal. It’s not just the nail gun users who are at
risk. Workers and people nearby have also been injured by nails being misfired.
Research shows that it only takes a few minutes to prevent these injuries by using a
safer sequential trigger option. Below fast facts and tips to prevent nail gun injuries.
• Accidental firings are most common following recoil of tools with contact trip triggers.
• Serious, even fatal, injuries are happening to workers, even when using nail guns as
• Researchers found that 44% of apprentice carpenters in one program were injured by
nail guns before they finished their training.
• A study found 12% of nail gun injuries happen to workers not even using a nail gun.
• Workers using contact trip or “bump nailers” have double the rate of serious injury
compared to workers using sequential trigger guns.
• Ask for a nail gun with a sequential trigger mechanism.
• NEVER shoot towards yourself or team member.
• DO NOT press the trigger unless the nose of the gun (contact element) is firmly
pressed against the work surface.
• NEVER walk around with your finger on the trigger.
• NEVER clean or clear jams or adjust a nail gun when it is connected to the air supply.
• Avoid nailing into knots and metal; nails are more likely to ricochet. Dense
materials like laminated beams are also difficult to nail.
• NEVER remove or bypass safety devices, triggers or contact springs
*ARTICLE BY GRIP