1. Follow all practices in Code of Safe Practice #5 Power Tools.
2. Always wear appropriate PPE (safety eyewear, hearing protection, etc.).
3. Use a nail gun with a sequential trip trigger mechanism and do not disable safety features.
4. Review all precautions and warnings before using a nail gun.
5. Ensure that all screws and caps on the tool are tightly fastened.
6. Keep coworkers and bystanders away from the immediate work area.
7. Never assume the tool is empty. Always assume that the tool is loaded with a fastener. Keep the tool pointed away from yourself and others.
8. Never point the tool at anyone, even if it is empty or disconnected from the air supply.
9. Keep hands and fingers out of the line of fire and aim the gun away from the body.
10. Make sure the tool is placed firmly against the workpiece.
11. Never carry the tool with your finger on the trigger.
12. Always disconnect the air from the tool before attempting to clear a jammed fastener, performing maintenance, leaving the tool unattended or handing it to another person.
13. Do not fire fasteners into materials that are too hard to penetrate.
14. Keep your fingers away from the trigger when the tool is not in use or being carried.
15. Ensure that the trigger and / or safety are not depressed when loading fasteners.
16. Connect the tool to the air supply before loading fasteners. Connecting air to a preloaded
tool may cause fasteners to eject.
17. Hold the tool firmly to minimize recoil. Recoil may cause a second fastener to be ejected unintentionally.
18. Do not drive fasteners on top of each other. This can cause a ricochet.
19. Do not drive fasteners close to the edge of the surface as it may split and the fastener may fly free.
20. The tool should be equipped with the type of air hose coupling that discharges all air pressure from the tool when the tool is disconnected from the air source.