Video Toolbox Talks

Video Toolbox Talks are short videos that present relevant and timely information on the recognition and prevention of safety hazards in the residential construction industry. Each safety Video Toolbox Talk explains and demonstrates how to recognize, avoid, abate, and prevent construction specific safety hazards through the use of techniques including best industry practices and OSHA regulatory requirements. These videos were developed in conjunction with the Job-Site Safety Institute and National Housing Endowment.

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Featured Toolbox Talk


Nail Gun Safety


Pneumatic nailers, more commonly referred to as “nail guns”, have certainly made work more efficient but their speed and power has led to serious injuries on the job. Nail guns are a leading cause of injury for carpenters and responsible for an estimated 25, 000 work-related emergency room visits each year.

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Seguridad de la clavadora

(Nail Gun Safety in Spanish)

Las clavadoras neumáticas, mayormente conocidas como «máquinas de clavar», han hecho que el trabajo sea más eficiente, pero su velocidad y potencia ha generado lesiones serias en el trabajo. Las clavadoras son una de las principales causas de lesiones de carpinteros y son las responsables de unas 25 000 visitas a la sala de emergencia cada año.

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About Job-site Safety Institute (JSI)

Founded by Builders Mutual, the Job-site Safety Institute (JSI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. This research and educational organization is dedicated to eliminating all job-site related injuries and deaths in the construction industry. Research by JSI will play a critical role in improving on-the-job safety and saving lives. 

About National Housing Endowment

The National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping the housing industry develop more effective approaches to home building, enhancing education and training for future generations of leaders in residential construction and increasing the body of knowledge on housing issues.