PSI has published its March issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month’s issue focuses on handling tire and wheel assemblies safely.
The document features a chart showing the weight combinations typical for tire and wheel assemblies in today’s marketplace, and then detailed information on how those weights impact service and repair.
“Employee training of technicians who work with tires and wheels is mandated by OSHA,” notes PSI. “It is the responsibility of the employer to assure that each employee demonstrates and maintains the ability to service tire and wheels safely.”
To do so, PSI says employees must demonstrate the following tasks correctly:
- Demounting of tires including deflation
- Inspection and identification of rim wheel components
- Mounting of tires including inflation with a restraining device (tire safety cage)
- Handling of wheels
- Inflation of a tire when a single piece wheel is mounted on a vehicle
- Understanding of the necessity of standing outside the trajectory both during inflation of the tire and during inspection of the wheel following inflation
- Installation and removal of wheels
To read the entire issue, please CLICK HERE.