PEOSH Indoor Firing Range Standard (N.J.A.C. 12:100-8)


Overview

The purpose of the PEOSH Indoor Firing Range Standard is to protect those using and maintaining the range from occupational exposures to lead and noise.

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Regulation

PEOSH Indoor Firing Range Standard (N.J.A.C. 12:100-8) [pdf 15k]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I noticed that the PEOSH Indoor Firing Range Standard uses "should" and "shall" what is the difference?

A: "Shall" is a requirement; something that must be done to be in compliance with the regulation.  "Should" is a recommendation; something that is a good idea, but, if not followed will not result in a violation of the standard.

Q: 12:100-8.8(d) states, “In cases where the noise decibel level is at or above 100 decibels, both plugs and muffs shall be worn simultaneously.”  Does the 100 decibels refer to time-weighted average or a peak noise?

A: The 100 decibels means, 100 decibels A weighted scale (dBA) peak noise. It is the experience of the PEOSH that all weapons fired in an indoor firing range produce peak noise levels greater than 100dBA.

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Additional Resources
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Last Reviewed: 9/1/2016