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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to protect myself from injury by a nail gun?

Research Projects Researchers

CPWR Research Project Leads

EXTERNAL

Assessing Public Policy Intervention Impacts on Construction Fatality Rates
John Mendeloff, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Assessment and Control of Exposures to Reactive Chemical Resins in Construction
Dhimiter Bello, ScD
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Materials Handling Infographics

New infographics and safety posters. Download the infographics and/or safety posters as JPEGs or PDFs for use in social media, presentations, print materials, and on your website. They can also be printed and posted in central locations on job sites as reminders of the benefits of following safe materials handling practices. *JPEG Download: To download the JPEG version, right click the word 'JPEG' underneath the infographic of your choice and click 'Save Link As' to download.

Opioid Resources

Resources to Prevent Opioid Deaths in Construction    

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids killed more than 42,000 people in 2016 and 40% of those deaths involve a prescription opioid.

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Training Materials

These resources offer information necessary to create a safe environment for you and your workers when working with or near nail guns.

Nail Gun Safety—Just a few minutes can prevent an injury

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. 

 

Construction Personal Protective Equipment for the Female Workforce

In 2015, women accounted for only 2.2% of production occupations in construction, which is one-sixth the level of “all other industries.” One of the challenges facing women in the construction industry is finding personal protective equipment (PPE) that fits properly. This is a serious issue because PPE that does not fit properly will not adequately protect against occupational hazards and may increase the risk for illnesses, injuries and death. For example, oversized protective clothing can lead to tripping hazards or  get caught in machinery and result in a serious injury.

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