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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)
December 2, 2005

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

August 5, 2002

Date Renewed

May 19, 2005

Overview

The OSHA and NASR/SAAMI Alliance is developing information and guidance for member and non-member shooting ranges to help them enhance their employee safety programs, including methods and procedures to minimize airborne pollutants and noise exposure in the work environment. The organizations are providing information and guidance to shooting range operators and developers in the control of hazards and prevention of exposure to lead and noise in their facilities.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
Deborah Gabry
Sandi Khan
Ira Wainless
Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine (DSTM)
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
DSTM
   
NASR:  
Rick Patterson Executive Director
   
SAAMI:  
Jim Chambers Executive Director
   
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Bradley King Industrial Hygienist
   
National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA):
Teresa Schultz Education Director

Evaluation Period

August 5, 2004 August 4, 2005

II. Implementation Team Meetings

 
December 8, 2004
March 23, 2005
May 19, 2005
Team Meeting, OSHA, Washington, D.C.
Team Meeting, OSHA, Washington, D.C.
Team Meeting, OSHA, Washington, D.C.

In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results

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.

      Products

      Lead Management and OSHA Compliance for Indoor Shooting Ranges


      During the reporting period, the Implementation Team completed the manual, "Lead Management and OSHA Compliance for Indoor Shooting Ranges." NASR published the manual in September 2004. The implementation team is developing seminars based on the information in the manual.
    Outreach and Communication Goals

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

      Products

      OSHA and NASR-SAAMI Alliance Web page


      OSHA updates the OSHA-NASR-SAAMI Web page on the Agency's Web site. During the reporting period information about speeches and exhibits was added to the Web page. In addition, NASR is developing a NASR-SAAMI-OSHA Alliance Web page for the NASR Web site. For information on the number of visits to the OSHA-NASR-SAAMI Alliance Web page please see the Alliance Program Reach table.

      Print and Electronic Media

      During the reporting period the following publications featured articles on the Alliance. (Please see the Alliance Program Reach table)

      SHOT Daily

      The article, "An Organization for the Shooting Range Industry," in the SHOT Daily written by Rick Patterson, NASR, Executive Director, included information on the OSHA-NASR Alliance.

      Alliance Quarterly Review (AQR)

      The article, "Avoiding lead air pollution among topics at SHOT Show," was included in the March 2005 edition of the AQR, the Alliance Program's quarterly electronic newsletter.

      The Range Report

      A question and answer article entitled, "OSHA Inspections," was included in the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) publication, The Range Report, Winter 2005 edition

      National Shooting Sports Foundations (NSSF) Reports Newsletter

      An article on the Alliance developed manual, "Lead Management and OSHA Compliance for Indoor Shooting Ranges," was included in the National Shooting Sports Foundations (NSSF) Reports Newsletter in February 2005.

      Events

      2005 National Shooting Sports Foundation's, Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show)


      Members of the OSHA-NASR-SAAMI Alliance Implementation Team, NIOSH, and representatives from Nevada-OSHA and Nevada Safety and Consultation Training Section (SCATS) gave a joint presentation 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 panel presentation focused on the Alliance developed manual, "Lead Management and OSHA Compliance for Indoor Shooting Ranges," OSHA inspections and cooperative programs, particularly the Alliance and Consultation Programs. The OSHA- NASR-SAAMI Alliance and NIOSH shared an exhibit booth during the conference and distributed the "Lead Management and OSHA Compliance for Indoor Shooting Range" manual and other OSHA and NIOSH informational products to attendees. Representatives from OSHA's national office, Nevada OSHA, SCATS and NIOSH helped staff the exhibit booth.

      Airborne Lead Management for the Indoor Shooting Range

      Members of the OSHA-NASR-SAAMI Alliance Implementation Team, Rick Patterson, SAAMI Executive Director, Ira Wainless, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine and Bradley King, NIOSH, and representatives from Nevada-OSHA, Ron Parker and Nevada Safety and Consultation Training Section (SCATS), Todd Schultz gave a joint presentation 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 panel presentation focused on the Alliance developed manual, "Lead Management and OSHA Compliance for Indoor Shooting Ranges" and OSHA inspections and OSHA's cooperative programs, particularly the Alliance and Consultation Programs.

    • 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.

      The OSHA and NASR-SAAMI Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
  2. Executive summary

    During the reporting period, NASR, and SAAMI members, NIOSH and several OSHA staff worked to produce a guidance manual; "Lead Management and OSHA Compliance for Indoor Shooting Ranges." The 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. The manual published in September 2004 has been widely distributed by NASR. In addition, the OSHA-NASR-SAAMI Alliance exhibit staff at the 2005 SHOT Show, January 28-31, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada gave the manual to the Show's attendees. Representatives from NASR, NIOSH, OSHA's National Office, Nevada OSHA, and Nevada SCATS also gave a joint presentation on the manual and provided information on OSHA inspections and OSHA's cooperative programs; particularly, the Alliance and Consultation Programs.

    The OSHA-NASR-SAAMI Alliance agreement was renewed on May 19, 2005. The renewal agreement added hearing conservation and protection as a focus item of the Alliance. As a result the Alliance implementation team members are working with another Alliance Program participant, the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) to develop a brochure on hearing conservation and protection for shooting range users and a manual for range owners and employees.

  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
December 13, 2004: "Work Safe, Play Safe: Managing Airborne Lead at Indoor Shooting Ranges"

NASR News Release
Data not available
December 16, 2004: "Work Safe, Play Safe: Managing Airborne Lead at Indoor Shooting Ranges"

theoutdoorwire.com
Data not available
January 28, 2005: "An Organization for the Shooting Range Industry"

SHOT Daily
37,000
February 2005: "Lead Management and OSHA Compliance for Indoor Shooting Ranges,"

National Shooting Sports Foundations (NSSF) Reports Newsletter
2,500
Winter 2005: "OSHA Inspections"

The Range Report
2,500
March 2005: "Avoiding lead air pollution among topics at SHOT Show"

Alliance Quarterly Review
Data not available
April 1, 2005: "Three Ways to Be Safe Around Lead"

NASR News Release
485
May 19, 2005: "OSHA, National Association of Shooting Ranges, Sporting Arms & Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute Inc. Renew Alliance"

OSHA News Release
42 News Services
May 19, 2005: "OSHA, National Association of Shooting Ranges, Sporting Arms & Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute Inc. Renew Alliance"

usnewswire.com
Data not available
May 19, 2005: "OSHA, National Association of Shooting Ranges, Sporting Arms & Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute Inc. Renew Alliance"

arrivenet.com
Data not available
May 26, 2005: "OSHA Renews Shooting Range Alliance"

BNA Daily Labor Report
Data not available
May 26, 2005: "NASR, SAAMI Renew Safety Alliance with OSHA"

NASR News Release
485
May 26, 2005: "NASR, SAAMI Renew Safety Alliance with OSHA"

NSSF News Release
2,500
June 2005: "New Manual Helps Range Operators"

looksmarthunting.com
Data not available
June 2005: "OSHA Welcomes New National Alliance Participants, Renews Another"

South Texas Chapter-American Society of Safety Engineers Newsletter
Data not available
TOTAL 50,085

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 and noise exposure in the work environment and to control and prevent exposure 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 is providing the Alliance an exhibit booth at the 2006 National Shooting Sports Foundation's, Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), February 9-12, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. OSHA representatives from Nevada OSHA and Nevada SCATS will staff the exhibit booth along with representatives from NASR and NIOSH.

The implementation team will continue to develop a brochure on hearing conservation and protection for indoor shooting range users with expertise from the NHCA and NIOSH. Once the brochure is developed, the team will begin developing the manual for the range owner and employee.


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