- Alliance Background
August 5, 2002
The Shooting Range 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 providing shooting range operators and developers with guidance on how to control hazards and prevent exposure in their
Training and education:
Outreach and communication:
- Develop and deliver a seminar on airborne lead for shooting range operators and developers to be delivered in conjunction
with state associations' annual meetings.
- Develop and disseminate information and guidance at conferences and through print and electronic media.
- Promote and encourage NASR members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs and mentoring among NASR members.
|Implementation Team Members
||National Association of Shooting Ranges
||NC Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Division
||National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Hazard
||OSHA-Office of Health Enforcement
||OSHA-Directorate of Standards and Guidance
||OSHA-Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
|August 5, 2002 to November 26, 2003
- Implementation Team Meetings
|September 9, 2002
|October 22, 2002
|March 6-7, 2003
|March 19, 2003
|June 28, 2003
- Events and Products
Outreach and Communication
- Draft of lead management document, to be completed by early December
- Article in The Shooting Times (details forthcoming from Rick)
Multiple, major revisions of the guidance document took up the entire first year of the Alliance. In fact, the document is
still not finalized, although it is very nearly so. That task was so arduous and time-consuming that other planned activities
were not addressed.
In part, the process of the team was responsible for these delays, as versions that were agreed upon in meetings or
teleconferences were later rejected by the very team member who accepted them earlier. As a result, complicated and complex
issues were rehashed twice and three times. In addition, late in the year, a comprehensive set of documents relating to
alternatives to lead was discovered and consideration of its contents, which was valuable, took additional time.
Once the guidance document is in final form, the implementation team will move forward with the other goals of the Alliance,
detailed in the next section.
- Renewal of the Alliance
- Introduce the guidance document at the 2004 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor
Trade Show (SHOT Show), February 12-15, 2004 in Las Vegas.
- Put information about the Alliance and outreach materials on the NASR and SAAMI Web sites.
- Place articles and other features in the NASR and SAAMI newsletters, The Shooting Times,
and other publications.
- Other potential venues include:
- The National Shooting Range Symposium sponsored by the Fish and Wildlife Service, which generally occurs every three to
- Annual meetings of the state shooting range associations, which meet throughout the year, but tend to cluster in the late
- 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.