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National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute, Inc. (SAAMI)

(signed August 5, 2002; renewed May 19, 2005; renewed August 21, 2007; concluded August 5, 2009)

The OSHA and NSSF/SAAMI Alliance focuses on providing shooting range operators, developers and others, including small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. In particular, the Alliance addresses reducing and preventing exposure to airborne lead and noise. The Alliance's goals include:

Training and education:
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of training courses on lead management or hearing conservation issues.
Outreach and communication:
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's, NSSF's or SAAMI's conferences, local meetings, or other shooting range industry events, such as the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and shooting range industry safety and health professionals regarding OSHA, NSSF and SAAMI best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by OSHA, NSSF and SAAMI and through OSHA-, NSSF- and/or SAAMI-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects related to the shooting range industry that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events

  • May 3-9, 2009: 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. and the National Association of Shooting Ranges, and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute, Inc. and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
  • October 20-26, 2008: 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. The National Shooting Sports Foundation and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute, Inc. and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focused on educating employers, employees and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • May 2008 through June 2008: National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR) Best Practices Seminar: "Lead Management at Indoor Ranges: An Overview." Through the OSHA and NSSF/SAAMI Alliance, Rick Patterson, Executive Director NASR; conducted the training seminar on identifying sources of lead at indoor shooting ranges two times for OSHA Region I, State Plan and On-site Consultation Program representatives. During the seminar, a number of topics are discussed including sources of lead at indoor shooting ranges, hygiene practices, and administrative controls. [More...]
  • February 2-5, 2008: Shot Show: The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Nevada-OSHA representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the show.
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