LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2000) — The International Tire & Rubber Association (ITRA) has added a new weapon to its training arsenal.
The Louisville-based group´s latest training program, for the commercial tire service industry, is designed for new hires who have no prior experience with tire service. The ITRA has released a four-hour OSHA 29 CFR 1910.177 Compliance Video Training Program that it said complements the association´s highly successful Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Training and Certification Program for technicians.
The new program, which is conducted at a company´s place of business, focuses on safety guidelines for the truck tire service industry. ITRA said it complies with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standard 29 CFR 1910.177, which states: "The employer shall provide a program to train all employees who service rim wheels in the hazards involved in servicing those rim wheels and the safety procedures to be followed."
The program consists of the OSHA Compliance Training Video, an Instructor´s Guide and a Student Workbook detailing procedures for:
* Mounting, demounting and inflating single-piece and multi-piece tire and wheel assemblies;
* Detecting potential zipper ruptures in tires; and
* Servicing disc wheels and demountable rims.
Following the instruction portion of the training program, each student takes a 40-question exam. Those who achieve a passing score receive a certificate of completion for the coursework.
The Instructor´s Guide follows along with the videotape and includes lesson plans and pre/post tests for each section. ITRA said these items are sold as a set and can be used repeatedly. The Student Workbook — sold individually and required for each participating technician — is identical to the instructor´s guide but does not contain the lesson plans.
Pricing information for the new training program is available through ITRA´s fax-on-demand service, accessed by calling (800) 211-1779 or (502) 968-2190 and requesting document 301.