- 1 SAFETY MEASURES ( THE DO’S)
- 2 DON’TS OF STAPLE GUNS
For the handyman, staple guns are quite essential. A staple gun or staple is a handheld device which is being used for driving staples or heavy metals into the wood, plastic or even stones. This device has various use in that; it is also used to affix a variety of materials, including insulation, house wrap, roofing, wiring, carpeting, upholstery, and hobby and craft materials.
This device is also referred to as a trigger tracker. Staple guns are quite powerful, in that they are easy to operate and enhances productivity for staple jobs. It is also on records that they are responsible for about 37,000 emergency visits annually. The staple gun can either be manually powered or electrically powered.
The trigger tracker injuries are mostly home construction accidents in that they are found mostly during residential constructions, mostly during household constructions such as framing, sheath work, roofing or even finishing. A study carried out among apprentices of carpentry; it is discovered that for every five apprentices, two get injured by the staple gun during their four years if apprenticeship, 1 out of 5 is being injured twice, while 1 out of 10 gets injured three or more times.
These reports showed that most reported cases of staple gun injury were to the hand and fingers, while a quarter of injuries cause structural damages to tendons, joints nerves, and bones, including to the legs, knees, thigh, foot, and toes. While also the least reported staple gun injury is the injuries to the forearm, or wrist, head, and neck. There have also been reported cases of the spinal cord, head, neck eyes, and internal organ injuries all caused by the staple gun.
Given the hazard mentioned above caused by staple guns, it is very essential to take safety measures while making use of the device in other to prevent injuries and even death too as staple guns if not properly used can pose a threat to life.
The staple gun and its essentials cannot be overemphasized in that; the staple gun is an essential device which can make work faster and neater, while also putting in mind its dangers and hazards.
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