Construction Safety Peer-Reviewed
By James Albers, Brian Lowe, Hester Lipscomb, Stephen Hudock, John Dement, Bradley Evanoff, Mark Fullen, Matt Gillen, Vicki Kaskutas, James Nolan, Dennis Patterson, James Platner, Lisa Pompeii and Ashley Schoenfisch
Use of a pneumatic nail gun with a sequential actuation trigger (SAT) significantly diminishes the risk for acute traumatic injury compared to use of a contact actuation trigger (CAT) nail gun. A theoretically based increased risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders from use of an SAT nail gun, relative to CAT, appears unlikely and remains unproven. Based on current knowledge, use of CAT nail guns cannot be justified as a safe alternative to SAT nail guns. The authors recommend the use of the SAT for all nail gun tasks in the construction industry.
Emerging Risks Peer-Reviewed
By David Sullivan-Nightengale
Unmanned aerial systems pose multiple challenges to safety professionals both in their design and operations. System design criteria must address design reliability, human factors and the operating limitations from a total system point of view to ensure airworthiness. Careful deployment of certified unmanned aerial systems can help safety professionals improve safety.