HazardCo’s Advisory team are reminding Employers about the importance of nail gun safety. Nail gun injuries are common among young apprentice carpenters. Nail gun injuries can happen due to unintentional discharges while carrying, moving or setting down. Most injuries occur when the nail gun is set to ‘bump fire’ mode, resulting in penetrating wounds to the operator or nearby workers. Consider using a full sequential trigger (single-shot) where possible. Workers should only use nail guns once adequately trained and competent. Apprentices should only use nail guns under strict supervision.