4 steps to a safer tire shop
Focusing on four areas in a shop will keep employees safe, a dealership profitable and meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, according to Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training for the Tire Industry Association (TIA).
The four areas are:
* use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and machine guards;
* regular inspection of and correct use of lifts;
* proper storage of chemicals with safety data sheets on file; and
* identification of trip and fall hazards.
Rohlwing discusses the area OSHA is focusing on now from a safety perspective (lifts), where dealers are most likely to get tripped up in a safety inspection (safety data sheets), how to write a hazard assessment and more.