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Course 611 Certificate
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Modules: 3
Hours: 3
Sectors: Construction

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Course 611 Hazard Communication: Basic

Key Topics

  • Nail Gun Hazards
  • Likelihood of Injuries
  • Nail Gun Triggers
  • How Triggers Differ
  • Single and Full Sequential Triggers
  • Contact Trigger
  • Single Actuation Trigger
  • Worker Training
  • Nail Gun Work Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Reporting Injuries and Close Calls
  • Nail Gun Injuries
  • Unintended Nail Discharge
  • Awkward Position Nailing
  • Bypassing Safety Mechanisms
  • Air Pressure
  • Noise Hazards
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

Target Audience

  • Employee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Course Introduction

nail gun

Nail guns are used every day on many construction jobs—especially in residential construction. They boost productivity but also cause tens of thousands of painful injuries each year. Nail gun injuries are common—one study found that 2 out of 5 residential carpenter apprentices experienced a nail gun injury over a four-year period. When they do occur, these injuries are often not reported or given any medical treatment.

This course is important for construction workers and contractors. It will discuss ways to protect yourself from nail gun injuries. We will also look at the types of training you will need to operate a nail gun on a worksite.

Course Components

Once you complete this course, you will have knowledge in the following components:

  • nail gun hazards
  • likelihood of injuries
  • nail gun triggers
  • personal protective equipment
  • establishing work procedures
  • air pressure
  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • noise hazards


To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Nail Gun Hazards
  2. Nail Gun Training
  3. Nail Gun Injuries and Other Hazards

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Course 611 Final Exam

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1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2011). Nail Gun Safety-A Guide for Construction Contractors. Retrieved from: