“Tire Safety in the Mining Industry” by: Jami G. Dwyer, P.E., C.M.S.P. Institute for Mine Health and Safety, International Society of Mine Safety Professionals Critical Issues, and Train the Trainer Combined Conference Salt Lake City, UT May 24-28, 2004. NIOSH Spokane Research Laboratory.
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Mining Industry”by:Jami G. Dwyer, P.E., C.M.S.P.
Institute for Mine Health and Safety, International Society of Mine Safety Professionals Critical Issues, and Train the Trainer Combined Conference
Salt Lake City, UT
May 24-28, 2004
NIOSH Spokane Research Laboratory
Source: www.msha.govHazards to Maintenance Workers:
What can we learn from 20+ years of data?
n = 31
Tire-related fatalities account for a relatively low proportion of occupational fatalities in mining. However, focused safety, training, and other prevention efforts should effectively eliminate this cause of death.
Examples from actual narratives:
1Tire and Rim Safety Awareness Program, MSHA Instruction Guide No. 60, 1996
Safety tips tools:
Fix tires securely when using boom trucks, slings, fork lifts, or bead hooks to move tires.
Set tires flat on ground or far enough away from personnel that if a tire does tip over all personnel are clear. Warning: watch for rolling tires, and do not walk beneath suspended loads!
Lugs, rims, and other accessories on large equipment are heavy enough to cause fatal or disabling injuries. Use the same precautions with these items.Safety Tips to Prevent Tire Fatalities From Falling Tires
Safety tips tools:
Always use tools in the manner for which they are intended.
Inspect jacks, hydraulic lifts, slings, and chains before use.
Do not work beneath suspended loads or equipment.
Secure vehicle with brakes, chocks, etc. to avoid rolling.
Where possible, work on a clean, dry, flat surface. Maintain shop housekeeping.Safety Tips to Prevent Fatalities from “Auxiliary Equipment”
Tire-related Injuries 1995-2001.2
Highest average lost days in “Exploding Vessels”
Most accidents in “Hand Tools”Lost Days Summary by Accident CategoryTire-related Injuries 1995-2001.2