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Reducing Exposure to Lead and Noise at Outdoor Firing Ranges


November 2012
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2013-104
cover of 2013-104

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently published recommendations for reducing exposure to lead and noise at indoor firing ranges [NIOSH 2009]. However, workers and users of outdoor firing ranges may be exposed to similar hazards. This follow up document examines exposures at these ranges and recommends steps to reduce such exposures.