Powder-Actuated Tools


Allow only trained, competent and authorized persons who are familiar with the regulations governing the use of the tool to operate powder-actuated tools (also known as explosive actuated fastening tools ). The tool shall be tested each day before loading to see that safety devices are in proper working condition. The method of testing shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's recommended procedure. Any tool found not in proper working order, or that develops a defect during use, shall be immediately removed from service and not used until properly repaired. All tools shall be used with the correct shield, guard, or attachment recommended by the manufacturer.
  •  User must be trained and licensed to operate
  • Test tool each day before loading
  • Wear suitable ear, eye, and face protection
  • Select a powder level that will do the work without excessive force

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