Straight Talk About Nail Gun Safety

Straight Talk About Nail Gun Safety uses a comic format to illustrate the potential risks of traumatic injury using nail guns and how these risks can be reduced.  Real-life examples from residential building construction are used to explain nail gun traumatic injury risks related to the two different nail gun triggering systems and a variety of residential framing nailing tasks.

The information in Straight Talk About Nail Gun Safety is based on NIOSH focus group discussions with residential building subcontractors, safety specialists and workers.

This publications can be used conjunction with safety training required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or to reinforce previous nail gun safety training.  However, distribution of this publication alone will not satisfy OSHA safety training requirements, which are described in detail in:

Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors, which can be viewed/downloaded/printed from