The US American Occupational Safety and Health Administration (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 OSHA'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.
"These updated materials will provide readily accessible information on how to
prevent worker injuries and deaths from tire-servicing incidents," said Dr.
David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. "The new format and easy
access will simplify compliance with the standard by helping employers provide
their workers with vital servicing information."
AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration