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International Staple, Nail and Tool Association Seeks Consensus Body Members

                               for Renewal of ANSI SNT-101-2015 


May 4, 2022, Chicago, IL - ISANTA has announced the renewal of ANSI SNT-101-2015, Safety Requirements for Portable, Compressed-Air-Actuated Fastener Driving Tools.

ISANTA is seeking additional stakeholders representing the "User" and "General Interest" categories to serve as members of the consensus body.  Consensus body members serve to review proposed revisions to the standard and vote to affirm whether the standard is renewed as an American National Standard.  Category definitions are included below:

User:   Owners, employers, employee supervisors, and operators of power fastening products who use this standard as a reference in purchase, installation, use and maintenance of power fastening products.

General Interest:  Distributors, safety professional and others interested in power fastening tools and other persons concerned with, or responsible for, the safe use of power fastening products.

Individuals or organizations interested in participating should contact Jeff Henry at no later that May 25, 2022.



To date, the following have indicated willingness to participate in the processs.

Organization Individual
General Interest
Home Depot
Donald Emen

Southern Carlson Jim Bird
  National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health Scott Earnest  
  The Center for Construction Research and Training Jessica Bunting  
  Consumer Product Safety Commission Jacqueline Campbell / Andrew Newens  
  Underwriters Laboratory John Stimitz  
  Axxis Michael David  
 Users California Framing Contractors Association Jodi Blom / Kevin Bland  
  Falcon Fasteners Martin Leistner  
  National Framers Council Chris Breedlove  
  United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Rich Tessier  
  Accent Building Materials Paul Redwood  
  National Consumers League Sally Greenberg / Matt Gillen  
 Producers Beck America Chad Giese  
  Hilti Michael Hoffman  
  Illinois Tool Works Steve Moore  
  PrimeSource Building Products Steve Shennum  
  Koki Holdings America Ltd Stephanie Thompson  
  Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools Tony Kabbes  
  Makita USA Mario Lopez  
  Mid-Continent Steel and Wire Jason Kennedy  
  Stanley Black and Decker Ryan Anastasio  
  Techtronic Industries Mark Hickok  
  Power Tool Institute Joe Harding  


About ISANTA: ISANTA is an international organization of premier power fastening companies involved in the design, manufacturing and sales of pneumatic tools and fasteners.  ISANTA’s membership currently consists of 25 industry-leading manufacturers of pneumatic nailers or staplers and fasteners. ISANTA works to advance the standards for safety and quality of pneumatic tools and fasteners.  ISANTA is an ANSI Standards Developer responsible for the development of ANSI Standard SNT-101. ISANTA also is the holder of ESR-1539, which is the most comprehensive Evaluation Report dealing with nail and staple quality available. 


This release has been distributed to outlets identified by ISANTA.  Any exclusions are unintentional.  To be added to the distribution list please contact Jeff Henry at the email address above.



ISANTA is active in aiding in the development of safety standards, and has its own safety standardANSI SNT-101-2015: Safety Requirements for Portable, Compressed-Air-Actuated, Fastener-Driving Tools. This standard contains safety requirements for tool manufacturers, tool purchasers, and tool operators and is intended to provide safeguards for persons and property from accidental hazards arising from the use of air-actuated fastening tools. It is also intended to assist government and other regulatory bodies in the development, promulgation, and enforcement of appropriate safety directives.  This is the standard adopted in the USA. Users of the ISANTA website may view, print, download, or otherwise save copies of ANSI SNT-101-2015 for their own personal or internal business purposes. No other use, including reproduction, retransmission, editing, or distribution, by sale or otherwise, of this publication may be made without the prior written permission of ISANTA. Obtain a copy ANSI SNT-101-2015 here


ISO 11148 Part 13

ISANTA and ISANTA members are active in the development and maintenance of ISO-11148-13: 2017 Hand-held non-electric power tool-Safety Requirements - Part 13: Fastener driving tools.  This standard (when adopted by a country) specifies the safety requirements for hand-held non-electric fastener power tools. 

Opening the link will take you to the ISO website where a copy of the standard may be purchased. -ISO-11148-13: 2017