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4 steps to a safer tire shop

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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.

For all the details, see “The Basics of Workplace Safety” online and in September’s digital edition of Modern Tire Dealer.

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