Private, members only, club and OSHA

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  1. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    Do private gun clubs, with members who volunteer to take care of it, have to follow OSHA regulations?
     
  2. eklarsen

    eklarsen Well-Known Member

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    I would think not as it has to be "occupational" and if you are not paid it is not an occupation.
     
  3. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Well-Known Member

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    Yes is the answer. Depending on the state you could have state osha too.

    Plus the club is opening itself to liability if a member is injured.

    What is the rule you want to ignore?
     
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Gun clubs and ranges across the country are an organized target of the liberals. Shutting them down for violation ofregulatory standards as well as completely bogus standards(ie. noise pollution) is a primary mission. All clubs beware!
     
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    Orange Dust Well-Known Member

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    Our Club was sued a while back for noise pollution. Don't think OSHA was involved, but a couple of Lawyers made a chunk. We won, simply because we had been there longer, but we also live in a very conservative State. We aren't safe anywhere. Beware.
     
  6. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    I'm not wondering about ignoring any specific rule. However, if member only shooting ranges are required to meet OSHA standards then they would have to have a place for their members to change out of the lead contaminated clothing and provide showers so they could decontaminate before heading home. ( as an example of a couple OSHA regs )
     
  7. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Well-Known Member

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    OSHA does not require the showers and clothing for shooters BUT if they are involved involved in lead remediation or indoor range cleanup youu can add respirators to the issue.
     
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    dig Well-Known Member

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    If your club has any employees, not including owners, officers, members volunteering you get the pleasure of OSHA.
     
  9. 257Tony

    257Tony Well-Known Member

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    Owners and officers are included in those that have to follow osha regulations. The only exception is in a sole proprietor type of business, at least that's how it is in Utah.