Indoor Firing Ranges


Indoor firing ranges are popular among law enforcement and recreational shooters because they offer protection from inclement weather conditions and can be operated around the clock under controlled environmental conditions. However, many firing range facilities lack environmental and occupational controls to protect the health of shooters and range personnel from effects of airborne lead, noise, and other potential exposures.

This page provides links to information about the evaluation, measurement, and control of noise and airborne lead exposures at indoor firing ranges.

Contact Us
  • NIOSH Toll-Free Information Inquiry Service
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
    Outside the U.S. 513-533-8328
    Email: NIOSH Firing Range
    1-888-232-6348 TTY
    In English, en Espanol
    24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week
  • Email NIOSH with your questions or concerns on exposures to lead and noise at indoor firing ranges
    This is an occupational safety and health information service
    and not a hotline for medical emergencies.