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POWDER-ACTUATED HAND TOOLS

Whenever you operate a powder-actuated hand tool, safe work practices must always be followed. These tools are designed to fire nails or fastening devices into material not easily penetrated such as concrete, steel, and masonry. Unfortunately, they have also been known to fire nails and fastening devices into human flesh.

GENERAL SAFETY RULES FOR USE:

- ANSI-approved eye protection must be worn to guard against possible ricocheting

materials. Hearing protection must also be worn.

- Never shoot into a surface unless you are certain it will contain the fastener. Take whatever time is necessary to examine both the surface and the opposite side, assuring your safety as well as the safety of others.

Safe operation of powder-actuated tools demands knowledge and the operator's constant alertness. Too many innocent workers have been fatally injured when safety practices were disregarded.

Therefore, before each use of a powder-actuated tool, a complete study of the job task should be assessed and total concentration should be on the job task to be performed.

Powder-actuated tools are only as safe as their operators! WORK SAFELY!

 

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