As a shooting range owner or operator, you need to know about the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Lead Management and OSHA Compliance Workshop scheduled for October 13-15 in New Orleans.

Shooting ranges can be exposed to a number of liabilities, particularly in the areas of health and environment, as range owners and managers are well aware. The best way to eliminate or minimize liability exposure is to effectively manage your business and to make sure management and staff are educated, prepared and proactive in complying with the regulations applicable to shooting ranges. Failure to do so exposes a range to significant fines and penalties, cleanup costs and potential criminal prosecution.

“This workshop is an educational opportunity that can literally save your business,” said Zach Snow, NSSF’s manager of shooting promotions.

Those attending NSSF’s Lead Management and OSHA Compliance Workshop will benefit from a team of experts that has hands-on experience in the fields of environmental law related to shooting ranges, OSHA compliance and inspection, and lead reclamation and range maintenance. Your eyes will be opened to what can happen if a range fails to comply with regulations. These experts will provide you with recommended compliance strategies to protect your business for many years to come.

Should I test my staff’s blood lead levels? If so, which ones and how often? How do I properly dispose of certain products such as rags used to clean the range, pre-filters and HEPA filters? How can I recycle certain items, and what steps do I need to take when a recycler comes to pick up products such as lead, brass and filters? The two-day workshop will address not only these questions but also a variety of other important topics that will better prepare you for the road ahead. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Case Study – Welch Group Environmental
  • Compliance
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) . . . The clock is ticking, BE PREPARED
  • Elements of Management Safety and Health Plan
  • OSHA Enforcement and Penalty Structure
  • Medical Surveillance and OSHA Record Keeping
  • Hazard Communication
  • Best Management Practices for OSHA Compliance
  • Environmental Laws and Regulations Applicable to Gun Ranges

Learn more about NSSF’s Lead Management and OSHA Compliance Workshop in New Orleans October 13-15 at http://nssf.org/ranges/ComplianceWorkshop/ or by contacting NSSF Manager of Shooting Promotions Zach Snow at zsnow@nssf.org.

Register today by contacting Ani Chaghatzbanian at 203-426-1320, ext. 286. Only a few workshops are scheduled each year, so take advantage of this one if you can.

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