In 2016 A Pennsylvania Gun Range Was Fined $135,000 by OSHA
Why Risk Everyone’s Health And Pay More?
Staying Compliant With OSHA Regulations Is Less Expensive – Even Before You Add The Fines.
OSHA requires that employees (or customers) may not be exposed to an airborne concentration of lead of 30 micrograms per cubic meter of air (30 ug/m3) averaged over an 8-hour period. In 2016 a shooting range was fined a whopping $135,000 because of numerous safety violations, including those pertaining to air quality and noise safety.
Higher Ground Tactical of Emmaus, Pennsylvania received citations for extremely high concentration of airborne lead. According to the OSHA report, Higher Ground airborne lead concentration of inorganic lead at an eight-hour time-weighted average came in at 0.69 milligrams per cubic meter of air. That’s 13.8 times the OSHA permissible exposure limit.
Sadly, if employees and customers were exposed to this high concentration for a prolonged period of time, they may suffer chronic health issues. The Mayo Clinic reports that exposure to toxic lead can lead to:
- High blood pressure
- Joint and muscle pain
- Difficulties with memory or concentration
- Abdominal pain
- Mood disorders
- Reduced sperm count and abnormal sperm
- Miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth in pregnant women
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The good news is that these fines and the dangerous exposure to toxic lead levels can be avoided. In fact, range owners will save money by incorporating more efficient, advanced air quality technology. Our patented air treatment systems are leading the shooting range industry with the lowest operating costs and performance ratings that make them the safest in the industry. They cost less to operate, and save money on both labor and filters. For gun range owners, choosing Rushing Ranges for air ventilation should be one of the easiest decisions to make.