Happy New Year and safe hobbying. Our last post was very serious and we daresay, sterile so we thought we’d start this year with a more uplifting and informational post. As mentioned previously lead poisoning is a very serious issue, so where can you get more information?
ASLET – We dedicate a fair amount of time researching good resources for accurate information. So today, we’d like to share our findings with you. We’ve already mentioned Mr. Anthony M. Gregory’s article in our last post but we felt it important to emphasize how effectively he presents his information. His article was written for the ASLET Journal (American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers), which in its prime was one of the most trustworthy resources for law enforcement trainees. Though this community is no longer producing new material a simple internet search will yield many worthy articles that have been scanned and published online.
Local Resources – It comes as no surprise that while some states in North America are less concerned about the safety of it’s residents, others are incredibly proactive. For instance, the official website of the Executive Office of Labor and Workplace Development (EOLWD) is part of the Massachusetts government’s website. There are many great posts on workplace safety, particularly on firing ranges. In this article we are given not only health effects but also instructions on keeping a safe range. We encourage all of you out there to check your local resources for good information on safety.
NIOSH – We’ve mentioned OSHA numerous times in our previous posts but the CDC (Center of Disease Control) is almost limitless in the amount of information it has on health and safety. Going a step further NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) is part of the CDC’s official website. NIOSH contains specific information on specific situations, equipment, materials, occupations…. the list goes on. If you have a specific question NIOSH will probably have an answer.