CDC and NIOSH guide offers advice for preventing nail-gun injuries on the job. CDC and NIOSH are bridging the safety gap with Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors. Related Links: NIOSH Nail Gun Safety Guide at CDC Website Nail guns are favored for their efficiency and convenience, but they're also sending users to the emergency room. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 37,000 people each year are treated for nail-gun injuries, with foot and hand punctures being the most common. A study of residential carpenters in St. Louis found that two of every five
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.