TIRE INFLATION SAFETY PRACTICES



ALWAYS center the wheel/tire in the cage in an upright position.
            Roll the wheel/tire assembly into an inflation cage until it is centered and fully contained within the protected cage area.

Rotate wheel/tire so that the inflation valve is between the cage tubes for better access.

            Clean inflation area and wheel/tire of all loose debris.


ALWAYS use a clip-on inflation chuck with remote inflation and deflation valve.

With a sufficient length of air hose to allow you to stand clear of the wheel during inflation.


DO NOT use an inflation cage on wheel/tire assemblies rated more than120 PSI.
ALWAYS wear adequate protective eye wear (or face shield), ear protection and protective footwear, when servicing tires to avoid injury.
DO NOT rest or lean any part of your body against the inflation cage or reach into cage area during inflation.
NEVER stand or walk thru in the trajectory zone.
During inflation, if ANY sidewall undulations or bulges appear or if ANY snapping, cracking or popping noises occur — STOP IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT approach the tire.

Before removing from restraining device, completely deflate tire remotely.

Remove clip-on air chuck. Mark tire as damaged for potential“zipper rupture”.

Render tire unserviceable, non-repairable and scrap.

TIRE AND RIM SERVICING CAN BE DANGEROUS

Must only be performed by trained personnel using approved procedures and tools.


ALWAYS consult with your supervisor for proper safety procedures prior to inflating any tire.
            Inflation cages are designed to restrain multi piece wheel and rim components during inflation (see requirement link below)

Required by U.S.Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)Standard No. 29 CFR 1910.177.
            Failure to use a restraining device when inflating a tire rim/wheel assembly is not only a violation of
OSHAregulation 1910.177,but also a DANGEROUS PRACTICE that may result in serious injury or death.

FAILURE TO READ AND COMPLY with all product warnings and procedures may result in serious injury or death to you and others.
ALWAYS follow all safety procedures as outlined by
OSHA regulation 1910.177 Servicing Single-Piece and Multi Piece Rim Wheels. Refer to https://www.osha.gov/Publications/wheel/wheel-chart-booklet.pdf

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