GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 10, 2004) — The Michelin Earthmover Group has unveiled a new training program to heighten the awareness of tire safety issues at mines and quarries in North America.
The program provides safety practices to managers, maintenance personnel, equipment operators and support staff at mines and quarries. It will be delivered either by Michelin field sales team members or by the safety team at the mine or quarry—all of whom have been certified by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
"A stronger tire safety plan can help mines and quarries significantly reduce safety incidents and improve productivity," said Kaan Demirel, market segment manager for mining at Michelin. "This program will give personnel at all levels the knowledge and tools needed to create a safer work environment, which will also help reduce costly repairs and machinery downtime."
The Earthmover Tire Safety Program includes 12 one-hour modules:
* Safety and Tire Management
* Personal Tire Safety
* Tire Selection and Limits
* Delivery, Storage and Handling of Earthmover Tires
* Safety Around Rim and Wheel Components
* Mounting, Inflation and Demounting
* Haul and TMPH (TKPH)
* Tire Technology
* Tire Inspection and Damage Assessment
* Tire Shop Work Environment
* Tire Repair
* Nitrogen Inflation and Tire Fires
"We understand the importance of safety issues in the mining and quarry industries," Mr. Demirel said. "This program will give them access to the information and resources they need to support their safety efforts designed around their hectic schedules."