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September 19, 2022


Do my range employees require HAZWOPER training if they are to respond to lead spills or for general job performance?

OSHA’s HAZWOPER standards do not apply to range maintenance operations that occur at commercial or private ranges that are neither hazardous waste sites, nor treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.  According to OSHA, a site is a hazardous waste site if any of the following apply:

  • Identified or listed by a government body as an uncontrolled hazardous waste site.
  • Listed on the EPA’ s National Priority List.
  • Listed on a State priority list.
  • Regulated as a corrective action covered by the EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).


NSSF Member Webinars

When OSHA Arrives Hazcom, Hearing & Record Keeping
Presented by Jason Smith, this 3 part course focuses on range safety and health specifically through the lens of the OSHA’s 7 Core Elements and recommendations for workplace safety.

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Presented by Erica Moncayo, this course is made up of 3 modules which review three of the most pressing topics safety and health-related topics for ranges.

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Consider NSSF’s SHOT University Online, a one-stop e-learning platform for firearms retailers and ranges. On-demand and free for NSSF members, this library of interactive online courses provides a deep dive on critical topics ranging from compliance and regulatory issues to operational guidance and business improvement for both business owners and employees.

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NSSF’s  Premium Range Membership offers unparalleled protection and benefits. Designed to offer the best protection and benefits in the industry, this membership is available to any qualifying NSSF range or retailer/range member who is not currently facing any OSHA and or state OSH violations.

Membership directly supports NSSF in its mission to promote, protect and preserve our industry and our sports. NSSF stands in defense of every segment of our industry on Capitol Hill and in state capitols nationwide and is working on behalf of every one of its members every day to strengthen our industry. Start your application today, or upgrade your existing membership to premium.

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24-Hour Compliance Hotline

NSSF members can greatly benefit from the NSSF’s Retail Member Hotline. The toll-free hotline will bring calls in to the NSSF headquarters on a 24/7 basis. If questions regarding compliance, transactions, legislation or any other topic cannot be answered at the time of the call, an all-out attempt will be made to provide the answer within 24 hours.

NSSF members have exclusive 24/7 access to the NSSF’s Retail Member Hotline. Non-member retailers can view some of the questions that have been asked and answered through this service here.

Compliance Resources for Members

NSSF offers an array of resources and information to help members operate their businesses in compliance with laws and regulations. NSSF’s regulatory compliance resources include articles, newsletters, videos, online training courses, legal and regulatory compliance consultants and more. Log in to access.