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Nail Gun and Staple Gun Safety

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									Nail Gun / Staple Gun Safety
Overview
The procedures herein are detailed step by step processes for the safe
handling and usage of an air powered nail gun and staple gun.

Employees that may use one of these tools must be trained and
demonstrate the proper handling technique and safe usage to the
training supervisor before being permitted to use the devise.

Any unauthorized use of one of these devises, or unsafe handling
could lead to disciplinary action or termination.

The purpose of these procedures is to ensure that the user and anyone
in the area while this tool is in use is following all necessary safe
practices and wearing the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
to prevent injury.
Nail Gun
The nail gun is a tool that aids the
user in the building or repairing of
a pallet or crate needed for use by
the shipping or receiving
departments.

It is a great time saving tool, but it
must be used with caution and
thought in order to make sure the
pallet or crate is constructed in a
safe manner.
Nail Gun - Usage
Before beginning any project
requiring a nail gun, like repairing
of a pallet, you will need to
perform the following steps:


Step 1 :
Put on the required PPE:

ANSI Z87.1 Approved safety glasses with
side protection or goggles, work gloves,
ear protection.

Note: If the construction process requires
two people, the second person must have
on the appropriate PPE as well.
Nail Gun - Usage
Step 2 :
Assemble the materials that will be used
for the project. Pallets needing repair
must be brought to the maintenance area.




Step 3 :
Remove the nail gun from its 5-S storage
location and examine for any visible
damage or defects. If anything is found,
contact the manager or maintenance.
Nail Gun - Usage
Step 4 :
The nail gun must be regularly lubricated
(under saw table) internally each morning
before initial use to maintain proper
working order. Before connecting air hose
place 1 -2 drops of lubricating oil down
the gun air hose connection.


Step 5 :
Before the air hose is connected, select
the type of nail (under the saw table) to
be used on the project. This nail gun can
use 2 inch to 3.25 inch nails.
Nail Gun - Usage
Loading:
To load the nail gun, do the following:

1. Pull back magazine loading lever to
   lock open position.




2. Place nail clip into magazine tray with
   the nail heads angled towards the
   back of the
Nail Gun - Usage
Loading:
3. Press magazine locking lever to close
   magazine.




4. The nail gun is now loaded and ready
   for air hose connecting.
Nail Gun - Usage
Connecting:
Connect the air hose to the nail gun by
sliding back the brass hose coupling and
place on gun air hose connection point
nozzle.



When this is completed the gun is now
ready for use. DO NOT POINT the gun at
anyone, always point the gun in a
downward position.

Note: Required pressure for usage is
between 90 and 120 psi. Make sure air
compressor is on the proper setting.
Nail Gun - Usage
Before you begin:
When you are working with the nail gun,
make sure your work surface is stable. Use
clamps to hold wood surfaces together.




If the task requires more than one person,
ask for assistance – helper must also have
PPE.
Nail Gun - Usage
Nailing:
When nailing, make sure the gun head is
at a 90 degree angle to the wood surface,
push the nail head firmly against the
wood surface and squeeze the trigger.

The operator’s hands and feet must be at
least 12 inches away from the nail point of
impact area.

When the gun needs to be reloaded
disconnect the air hose before reloading
the nail gun. Please repeat Step 4 –
lubrication prior to the next use.
Nail Gun - Usage
Jam:
In the event of a jam, disconnect the air
hose. Once disconnected, pull back
magazine lock and remove any nails. If the
jammed nail is accessible, use needle nose
pliers or flathead screw driver to dislodge.

If you cannot remove the nail, call your
manager, lead person or maintenance
department.

Never look down the nail
mechanism!
Nail Gun - Usage
Finished:
When your job is completed, disconnect
the air hose and unload the nail gun.

Place the nail gun, unused nails and safety
glasses or goggles back in its 5-S storage
space, return unused nails to the
appropriate box.

Clean up the shop area thoroughly, clean
of sawdust, nails or pieces of wood.
Carton Stapler
The carton stapler is the ideal tool for
securing tri-fold boxes. When handled
properly and combined with wearing
the proper PPE, it is very efficient in
completing the job at hand.

This tool is not to be used unless the
operator is trained and can
demonstrate its safe operation to the
training manager or Lead person.
Anyone using this staple gun that has
not been properly trained, mis-using
it or not wearing the proper PPE, will
face disciplinary action that could
include termination.
Carton Stapler - Usage
Before beginning any project
requiring a carton stapler, you will
need to perform the following
steps:


Step 1 :
Put on the required PPE:

Before the staple can be used, the
operator must put on the proper PPE (eye
ware) found on the 5-S Board located in
the Cut Yardage department.
Carton Stapler - Usage
Step 2 :
Remove the staple gun from its storage
area on the packaging table.




Step 3 :
Check the staple gun for and visible
damage or defect. If there is anything
found, contact the manager or
maintenance department.
Carton Stapler - Usage
Loading:
To load the carton stapler, do the
following:

1. Pull the circular magazine lever back
   and down to its locking position




2. Place the U shaped staples in the
   magazine track points down.
Carton Stapler - Usage
Loading:
Release circular magazine lever to make
contact with staple in magazine track.
Before connecting air hose place 1 -2
drops of lubricating oil down the gun air
hose connection.




3. Attached air hose to staple gun by
   pulling back brass fitting on hose and
   place it over gun air nozzle. Release
   the fitting coupling the hose to the
   staple gun.
Carton Stapler - Usage
Using:
When stapling the carton, place the
stapler firmly on the cardboard surface at
a 90 degree angle and pull the trigger.



Jam:
In the event of a jam, disconnect the air hose. Once disconnected, Pull the circular
magazine lever back and down to its locking position. Remove the remaining staples.

If you can remove the jammed staples from the gun with a needle nose plier or flat head
screw driver by yourself, go ahead and do so. If not, call your manager, lead person or
maintenance department.

Never look down the nail mechanism!
Air Compressor Drainage
The air compressor is the driving force
behind pneumatic tools such as the
air gun and stapler.

To make sure this machine is working
properly, periodic maintenance on the
machine must be performed.

The air tank is one area that has a
tendency to retain water. This water
over time will lead to rust build up,
which can damage other components
in the compressor or the air tools it is
powering.
Air Compressor Drainage
Process:
Step 1 :
Turn the power switch to off on the
compressor and also unplug from its
power source.

The top picture shows the compress
power switch in the ON position and the
bottom picture shows the switch in the
OFF position.

Open air valve to bleed off all air pressure
inside the tank.
Air Compressor Drainage
Step 2 :
At the bottom of the air tank there is a
drainage valve.

Turn the valve counter clockwise and
drain water inside the tank. Place a soaker
pad under the valve to catch the water
that will drain from the tank.

When the water stops flowing, close valve
by turning it clock wise.

Plug compressor back in to its power
source and then turn the compressor
motor on to refill tank.

								
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