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In 2010, OSHA reported 751 fatal accidents in construction, with 35% of those fatalities resulting from falls

Last year Scaffolding, Fall protection and ladder violations topped the list of OSHA’s most-cited violations- a record that has stubbornly persisted for years. The US Department of Labor lists falls as one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death, accounting for eight percent of all occupational fatalities from trauma. Any time a worker is at a height of four feet or more, the worker is at risk and needs to be protected.

With economic woes straining contractors nationwide, OSHA continue to implement stiffer regulations and higher penalties. in some instances a violation from OSHA can be a death sentence for budget strained contractors.

a worker installing fire caulk with a long reach caulk gun and a worker using a regular sausage gun

Reduce the risk of violations and injuries by reducing your exposure to hazards

fire caulk in penetrations with a long reach caulk gun through acoustical ceiling grid, 12' above the floor. No longer do you have to worry about sending a weekend-impaired laborer up a ladder to fire caulk penetrations. Reach heights of 10 ft and 13ft using model 1.1 and Model 2.1 of the GC gun, without taking a step off the ground. Essentially eliminate the need for ladders, scaffolding and benches during these applications;

Installing fire or sound caulk at the base of walls without bending over or working on your knees Back injury and strain may not top OSHA’s most wanted list, but it may very well be the most common work injury in the construction industry. Causes that range from stretching to bending and reaching to crouching may not always be avoidable, but reducing your exposure to these conditions means less lost time and increased production, which leads to more motivated team members and larger profit margins, that you don’t have to split with OSHA. With the GC-Gun a slew of tasks are gonna be a lot easier and pleasant than ever before: