Self-Inspection Checklist

Tire Inflation Safety Procedures

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________


Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Where tires are mounted and/or inflated on drop center wheels, are safety procedures posted and enforced?

Where tires are mounted and/or inflated on wheels with split rims and/or retainer rings, are safety procedures posted and enforced?      
Does each tire inflation hose have a clip-on chuck with at least 24 inches of hose between the chuck and an in-line hand valve and gauge?      
Does the tire inflation control valve automatically shut off the air flow when the valve is released?      
Is a tire restraining device such as a cage, rack or other effective means used while inflating tires mounted on split rims, or rims using retainer rings?      
Are employees strictly forbidden from taking a position directly over or in front of a tire while it’s being inflated?        

This Tire Inflation Safety Procedures checklist is NOT all-inclusive. You should add to it as necessary or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each safety procedure, and refer to OSHA occupational safety standards for complete and specific safety procedures that may apply to your work environment. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime. Additional affordable training on safety procedures as well as OSHA-compliant safety supplies may be found here.

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