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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.

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 Program that all weapons fired in an indoor firing range produce peak noise levels greater than 100dBA.

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