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

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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.

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.

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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

Modules

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

Course 611 Final Exam

Congratulations on finishing the coursework! To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum score of 70%. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students. We do provide missed-question module section references for study should you wish to retake the exam.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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That's great! Your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard next to the completed course. You will also be able to view or immediately print a course PDF certificate. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course. If you ordered original certificates, they'll be mailed to you.

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Course 611 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

Endnotes

1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2011). Nail Gun Safety-A Guide for Construction Contractors. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/Publications/NailgunFinal_508_02_optimized.pdf