In a news story reported on February 6, 2019 by Industrial
Safety and Hygiene News OSHA investigators found that employees at a Texas gun
range were not only exposed to
above-permissible limits of lead in the air, they also risked potential
exposure due to surfaces throughout the facility that were contaminated with
What could have been done to prevent this?
Having an affordable Firing
Range Best Management Practice in place for regular lead reclamation, cleaning, and maintenance
would definitely have made a positive impact to protect the employees and
The news story reports that the Indoor Shooting Range faces penalties totaling $214,387 for safety violations at its facility. OSHA investigated the shooting range in August 2018 after receiving a complaint of worker exposure to lead during firing range activities. Inspectors found airborne lead exceeding the permissible exposure limit, and lead contamination on surfaces. OSHA cited the company for failing to replace damaged personal protective equipment, and medically monitor employees for lead-related illnesses; and for sweeping up lead debris rather than using vacuum methods with high-efficiency particulate air filters.
Every shooting range maintenance operation requires both: proper lead handling and disposal. We wrote a helpful article outlining daily, monthly and annual routine maintenance of your indoor range, where you can learn proper, regulatory-compliant maintenance of an indoor shooting range.
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