Michelin expands earthmover tire safety program

July 12, 2006

Michelin Earthmover Tires' Earthmover Safety Training Program was recently expanded to provide more comprehensive tire training for all of its earthmover market segments.

The program is designed to educate managers, maintenance personnel, equipment operators and support staff on best safety practices not only in mine operations, but also in quarries, construction sites and port and terminal operations. The program can be taught by Michelin Earthmover personnel, authorized Michelin tire dealers or the customer’s safety manager.

James Bowman, a senior Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) field inspector who inspects mines and quarries to ensure their safe day-to-day operation, recently said, “I am very impressed with the Michelin tire safety program and have used it several times since I received the material. The program is comprehensive, to the point and full of information that assures safe procedures and intelligent risk analysis determinations.”

Bowman said that the mining industry is moving in a direction that will require more tire products than ever before. He noted that tires used in the mining industry today have potential safety consequences if not used properly and well-maintained.

“The Michelin safety program provides the total package of assembly, evaluation, maintenance and application,” said Bowman.