OSHA Revises Tire Charts
OSHA has revised its tire servicing materials to address current hazards in the industry and help workers safely perform maintenance on large vehicle tires.
The revised materials address the agency’s Materials Handling and Storage standard that protects workers who service single-piece and multi-piece rim wheels. Following recent talks with representatives from tire, rubber, and wheel manufacturers, OSHA determined a need for new materials with updates from sources such as the Tire Industry Association.
The updated information, available in a portable manual or as three poster-sized charts, is easier to access and use. OSHA’s revised “Multi-piece Rim Matching Chart” provides an updated list of current and obsolete components, and the old “Demounting and Mounting Procedures for Truck/Bus Tires” chart is now expanded into two charts that deal individually with tubeless and tube-type tires.
The updated materials offer readily accessible information on how to prevent worker injuries and death from tire-servicing incidents, says OSHA. The new format and easy access will simplify compliance with the standard by helping employers provide their workers with vital servicing information.
The revised tire charts are available at: www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.athruz?pType=Industry&pID=319
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