GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 3, 2011)—To celebrate National Tire Safety Week June 5-11, Michelin Americas Truck Tires and the Tire Industry Association have collaborated on a comprehensive truck tire training video for fleet operators, tire shop managers and maintenance technicians, Michelin and TIA announced.
The 18-minute video, “Tire Shop Hazard Assessment,” depicts proper safety procedures for handling truck tires in the shop, said Doug Jones, Michelin customer engineering support manager.
It emphasizes the importance of proper safety procedures and personal protective equipment through various demonstrations. In one, a valve core is launched at a hard-boiled egg to demonstrate the need for proper eye protection. In another, a dummy in a restraining device, or “safety cage,” shows what can happen if a tire technician is inside the trajectory of a tire sidewall when the tire separates from the wheel during inflation.