Bridgestone OTR Tire Plant Is Recognized for Safety

Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s off-the-road (OTR) tire plant in Bloomington, Ill., has been recertified for continued participation in the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program as a Star participant.

Cultivate a culture of safety to protect your employees and keep the shop in compliance with OSHA.

The basics of workplace safety

There are many good reasons to cultivate a culture of safety in a tire dealership. It will help keep employees injury-free and able to perform their duties. It will help keep the shop in compliance with the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. It is also important for liability and insurance purposes.


Everything you want to know about OTR tires

Registration for the 2014 Off-the-Road Tire Conference already has set a record -- and it doesn't start until Feb. 19! The four-day conference, sponsored by the Tire Industry Association (TIA), will be held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort & Golf Club in Naples, Fla.


TIA seeks comments on OSHA injury proposal

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is seeking comments from all segments of the tire industry regarding a proposal from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” in part by making the data available to the public.


Has your business felt the impact of the shutdown?

I didn’t really feel the impact of the government shutdown when it started on Oct. 1, 2013. I knew government offices would close, but “critical services” like air traffic controllers and food inspectors would stay on the job.

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Embracing effective methods for educating employees

Looking back on my 30 years in the tire business as a trainee and trainer, there are an infinite number of things that I would have done differently. As a young technician working for my dad, I took far too many chances and exercised far too little caution when handling inflated tires. I got lucky more than once. And when I became his unofficial trainer, I did little more than stop a few techs from hurting themselves. Barely.


Mandatory truck tire charts go high-res

High-resolution versions of the new OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) truck tire charts have been posted on the agency’s website.


OSHA cites Cooper for combustible dust hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. and two of its maintenance contractors with 25 safety violations at the company's Tupelo, Miss., plant.


Video warns techs of truck tire hazards

To celebrate National Tire Safety Week this week, Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) have produced a comprehensive truck tire training video for fleet operators, tire shop managers and maintenance technicians.

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