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International Staple, Nail and Tool Association Announces Renewal Process for ANSI SNT-101-2015 


September 1, Chicago, IL - ISANTA has announced the renewal process for ANSI SNT-101-2015, Safety Requirements for Portable, Compressed-Air-Actuated Fastener Driving Tools.

ANSI announced on July 6, 2022 the beginning of the public review of the proposed revisions to SNT-101-2015.  The deadline for comments is September 6, 2022.

Copies of the proposed standard as revised, as well as strike through/ underline copy, and summary of significant changes noting the revisions are available for download by clicking the links.  Public comments can be submitted by emailing to Jeff Henry with a cc to

Below is a list of members currently comprising the canvass body. 

General Interest

Organization Individual

Home Depot.

Donald Emen


Consumer Product Safety Commission

Andrew Newens


Leo DeBobes Safety Consultants

Leo DeBobes


Southern Carlson Inc.

Jim Bird


National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

Scott Earnest


Ted Gogoll

Ted Gogoll


The Center for Construction Research and Training

Jessica Bunting



Underwriters Laboratory, LLC

John Stimitz



Organization Individual

California Framing Contractors Association

Kevin Bland


Asphalt Roof Manufacturers Association

Aaron Phillips



Zonda Media - Journal of Light Construction

Clay DeKorne


National Roofing Contractors Association

Cheryl Ambrose



National Framers Council

Chris Breedlove



Mid-American Carpenters Regional Coucil

Alberto Jotautas



United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers

Rich Tessier



National Consumers League

Matt Gillen





Organization Individual

Beck America

Chad Giese



Hilti Corporation

Michael Hoffmann



Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

Steve Moore



Koki Holdings America Ltd..

Stephanie Thompson


Power Tool Institute

Joe Harding


Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools, Inc.

Tony Kabbes


Stanley Black and Decker Inc.

Ryan Anastasio



Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (Milwaukee Tool)

Mark Hickok



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 standard ANSI 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