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What action should be taken if a powder-actuated tool fails to fire?

What action should be taken if a powder-actuated tool fails to fire?

If the tool still fails to fire, hold firmly against the work surface for another 30 seconds before unloading and carefully discarding the misfired load into water or oil.

What is a powder-actuated tool used for?

Powder-actuated tools, also called direct fasteners and explosive actuated fastening tools, use a small, controlled explosion to drive a nail, stud, or other specialized fastener into a solid base material such as steel, concrete, or masonry.

What is not a safe practice when using a powder-actuated tool?

Do not use the tool where flammable or explosive vapours, dust or similar substances are present. Do not place your hand over the front (muzzle) end of a loaded tool.

What are safe practices when using powder-actuated tools?

A powder-actuated tool should never be loaded until it is ready for use. Any defective or poorly working tool should be immediately removed from service and tagged as unsafe. Always wear proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when operating powder-actuated tools.

What are some examples of powder actuated tools?

Common examples include some types of nail guns and concrete fasteners. The owner (who can also be the employer or employee who is required to use the tool) of a powder actuated tool must ensure that: The tool, power load and fastener meet the requirements of ANSI standard ANSI A10.

Is a powder-actuated tool a firearm?

While these tools have a firing pin and commonly use a blank gun powder charge, the fastening is fully contained, i.e there are no projectiles or bullets, and the tool cannot be discharged like a firearm.

Why is it unacceptable to use powder-actuated tool to fasten a plywood sheet to a wall stud?

Why is it unacceptable to use a powder-actuated tool to fasten a plywood sheet to a wall stud? The fastener can easily pass through both materials, causing an injury.

When must powder-actuated tools be loaded?

Tools shall not be loaded until just prior to the intended firing time and the tool shall not be left unattended while loaded. The tool, whether loaded or empty, shall not be pointed at any person, and hands shall be kept clear of the open barrel end.

Can a powder actuated fastening tool be used in an explosive atmosphere?

Any tool found not to be in proper working order shall be immediately removed from service until repairs are made. Powder actuated fastening tools shall not be used in an explosive or flammable atmosphere.

Can a powder actuated tool be powered by gas?

No.Gas-actuated tools, also called fuel-powered tools, are powered by a combustible gas propellant stored in a replaceable canister. Powder-actuated tools rely on a powder propellant charge, similar to one that discharges a blank firearm cartridge. What Oregon OSHA rules apply to powder-actuated tools?

How are explosive actuated tools used in construction?

Explosive-actuated tools use an explosive cartridge or gas discharge to fire a fastener into hard materials such as concrete, mild steel, and masonry (Figure 40-1). Used improperly, explosive-actuated (or powder-actuated) tools pose obvious hazards.

How are powder actuated tools used in masonry?

Powder-actuated tools Powder-actuated tools, also called direct fasteners and explosive actuated fastening tools, use a small, controlled explosion to drive a nail, stud, or other specialized fastener into a solid base material such as steel, concrete, or masonry.