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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and
The National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR) and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufactures' Institute, Inc. (SAAMI)
January 2, 2005

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

August 5, 2002

Evaluation Period

August 5, 2003 August 4, 2004

Overview

The OSHA and NASR/ SAAMI Alliance focuses on developing information and guidance for member and non-member shooting ranges to help enhance employee safety programs, including methods and procedures to minimize airborne pollutants in the work environment and control and prevent exposure to other hazards in their facilities.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
Cathy Cronin
Sandi Khan
Maureen O'Donnell
Nilgun Tolek*
Ira Wainless
Office of Training and Education (OTE)
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP)
OOSA
Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine (DSTM)
   
NASR:  
Rick Patterson Executive Director
   
SAAMI:  
Jim Chambers Executive Director
   
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Bradley King Industrial Hygienist

*Nilgun Tolek was the NASR and SAAMI Alliance Coordinator until December 2003.

II. Implementation Team Meetings

March 26, 2004  Team Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
July 16, 2004     Team Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education Goal


    • Jointly develop and deliver a seminar on airborne lead (and other potential topics) for shooting range operators and developers, to be delivered in conjunction with state associations' annual meetings.

      • During the reporting period, the Implementation Team continued to make major revisions on the manual, "Lead Management and OSHA Compliance for Indoor Shooting Ranges." Once completed, the manual will be used for training indoor shooting range owners, managers, and operators on general lead management, OSHA standards and recordkeeping guidelines.
    Outreach and Communication Goals

    • Seek opportunities to jointly develop and disseminate information and guidance at conferences and through print and electronic media.

      • The OSHA and NASR-SAAMI Alliance Webpage

        The OSHA and NASR-SAAMI Webpage on OSHA's Website provides information on the Alliance, related documents, activities and events and milestones and successes. The page is updated regularly. For information on the number of visits to the OSHA and NASR-SAAMI Webpage, please see the Alliance Program Reach table on page 3.

      • "Lead Management and OSHA Compliance for Indoor Shooting Ranges"

        Final revisions were made and the manual was completed on July 22, 2004. It will be published by NASR in late August 2004 and distributed during the planned training seminar "Airborne Lead Management," which will be held during the 2005 National Shooting Sports Foundation's, Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 28-31, 2005. The manual will be used for training indoor shooting range owners, managers, and operators on general lead management, OSHA standards and recordkeeping guidelines.
    • Promote and encourage NASR members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and mentoring among NASR members.

      • Training Sessions
      NASR has invited OSHA speakers to participate in training sessions which will be given around the United States at NASR's state associations' annual meetings and during the National Shooting Sports Foundations largest Convention, the 2005 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show).
  2. Executive summary

    Through the Alliance, OSHA, NASR and SAAMI addressed the Alliance agreement's training and education goal of jointly developing a training manual for indoor shooting ranges on airborne lead management. Several OSHA staff, NASR, SAAMI members and NIOSH, worked diligently to produce an accurate and up-to-date guidance manual. The "Lead Management and OSHA Compliance for Indoor Shooting Ranges" manual provides the range owner, managers and operators with the general guidance needed to protect the employees' from over-exposure to airborne lead. It also features OSHA guidance and recordkeeping information. While only two implementation team meetings were held during 2004 there was continuous communication between OSHA and NASR-SAAMI Alliance coordinators and NIOSH to discuss the manual's revisions and final publication.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and NASR-SAAMI Alliance Webpage on OSHA's Website 4,625
TOTAL 4,625

IV. Upcoming Milestones

Both OSHA and NASR-SAAMI are committed to continuing to work through the Alliance to leverage resources and provide information to minimize airborne pollutants in the work environment and control and prevent exposure to other hazards encountered at indoor shooting ranges.

The Alliance plans to continue promoting the OSHA, NASR and SAAMI Alliance through publications, newsletters, conferences and at NASR's State Associations' annual meetings. NASR-SAAMI has invited OSHA representatives, including NVOSHA, to participate in panel training sessions on Airborne Lead Management. The first training session will be held during the 2005 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada in January 2005. The panel training session will include presenters from NASR, OSHA, Nevada-OSHA, Nevada-OSHA- Safety and Consultation Training Section (SCATS), and NIOSH. The OSHA and NASR-SAAMI Alliance will also share an exhibit booth with NIOSH during the 2005 SHOT Show.

OSHA, NASR and SAAMI have agreed to renew the Alliance and to add hearing conservation as an additional focus item of the Alliance. During the upcoming year, the Alliance implementation team will work with Directorates within OSHA and NASR's State Associations to address the issues of the Alliance and provide training sessions on lead management in indoor shooting ranges.

In addition, the implementation team plans to develop a hearing conservation manual for indoor shooting range. A working group made up of representatives from OSHA, NASR, SAAMI, NIOSH and another Alliance participant, the National Hearing Conservation Association has been formed to develop the manual. The working groups goal is to have the hearing conservation manual for indoor shooting ranges completed in 2005 so that it could be presented during a planned training session at the 2006 SHOT Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Report prepared by: Sandi Khan, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, January 2, 2005.