LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The International Tire & Rubber Association (ITRA) has added a training program for new hires to the commercial tire service industry who have no prior experience handling truck tires.
Louisville-based ITRA said its four-hour OSHA 29 CFR 1910.177 Compliance Video Training Program complements its Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Training and Certification Program for technicians.
The new program, conducted onsite at a company, complies with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement that all employees who service rim wheels be trained in their proper handling, ITRA said.
Included are an OSHA Compliance Training Video, an Instructor's Guide and a Student Workbook that details procedures for:
Mounting, demounting and inflating single-piece and multi-piece tire and wheel assemblies;
Detecting potential catastrophic zipper ruptures in tires; and
Servicing disc wheels and demountable rims.
Following the program's instruction portion, each student must take a 40-question exam. Those who get a passing score receive a certificate.
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 participant—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.