Why we care

Why We Care

Hester Lipscomb

More than 10 years ago, Professor Lipscomb wanted to learn more about injuries occurring in the residential carpentry industry. Almost as soon as data collection began, she realized the focus of her research would concentrate almost exclusively on use of a single tool: the nail gun.


Denny Patterson

Research partner Denny Patterson has been a carpenter for a lifetime. Yet when he conducts interviews with other carpenters about nail guns, he can’t help but be surprised to discover what some workers do and don’t know about a tool they use every day.


James Nolan

As much as he might wish otherwise, veteran carpenter Jim Nolan knows that nail guns will always be essential for builders.