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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Inc., through its shooting range development division, the National Association of Shooting Ranges, and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute, Inc. (SAAMI) hereby renew the Alliance agreement originally signed on August 5, 2002 and renewed on May 19, 2005. OSHA, NSSF and SAAMI continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces.

OSHA, NSSF and SAAMI will focus on providing shooting range operators and 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 will address reducing and preventing exposure to airborne lead and noise. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA, NSSF and SAAMI recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Program partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, NSSF and SAAMI will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of training courses on lead management or hearing conservation issues.
OSHA, NSSF and SAAMI will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's, NSSF's and SAAMI's Web sites) to employers and employees in the shooting range industry.

  • 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).

  • Promote and encourage participation by the shooting range community in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • 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.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication, and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of all organizations in the Alliance will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA On-site Consultation Programs' participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. The signatories may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all signatories.


Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Doug Painter
National Shooting Sports Foundation


Rick Patterson
Managing Director
Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute, Inc.