National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
400 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20590
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 800-321-OSHA (6742)
Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA)
1400 K St., NW Ste. 900
Washington, DC 20005
Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC)
2200 Mill Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB)
1013 Birch Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: (703) 533-7677
Fax: (703) 533-767
U.S. Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
1100 Wilson Boulevard, 21st Floor
Arlington, VA 22209-3939
Fax-on-demand: (202) 693-9401
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
400 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20590
In an effort to join the online revolution, the US Government created this website in 2000 as an online portal. Intended as a gateway to all government information this site is the catalyst for a growing electronic government. “Our work transcends the traditional boundaries of government and our vision is global–connecting the world to all U.S. government information and services.” www.firstgov.gov
Business.gov is the official business link to the U.S. Government. Business.gov provides a single access point to government services and information to help the nation's businesses with their operations. Business.gov is managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA - www.sba.gov) in a partnership with 21 other federal agencies. This partnership, known as Business Gateway, serves as an incubator of technologies designed to improve the delivery of services and information to the nation’s small business community. www.business.gov
For similar information on the Canadian Government, this is the place to go. The specific page listed above is for Government Contacts. How to reach a member of Parliament, for example. In addition the site has three main sections, Canadians & Residents, Non-Canadians and Canadian Business. http://canada.gc.ca/directories-repertoires/direct-eng.html
Given the numerous risk factors present in some tire businesses, such as tire inflation, the use of heavy power equipment and the presence of corrosive fluids and high decibel noise levels, owners and operators must take the necessary steps to ensure that safety is job one in the workplace. The following are several websites that offer educational and training information as well as programs to help businesses comply with established workplace safety guidelines.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the governing body for workplace safety and health standards, it is a primary source for information related to regulations and compliance, standards, training and consultation.
DOT Auto Safety Hotline
The DOT Auto Safety Hotline was created in 1975 by NHTSA. The Hotline was designed to gather information about alleged safety problems in motor vehicles and equipment. Today the Hotline is the agency's "Single Point of Contact" providing callers with motor vehicle safety information, Child Safety Seat material, and air bag information. The Hotline remains the agency's single most important resource for gathering information about vehicle safety defects. All of these services are available by mail, fax, or through the Internet at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/hotline. The Hotline can be dialed toll free at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
This site allows you to register tires and contains information on tire registration. The site's three main sections focus on information important for tire consumers, tire dealers and tire manufacturer/brand owners. Dealers are required by Federal Law to offer registration to all tire customers. Registering tires allows the manufacturer to contact the buyer in the case of a recall. The law also stipulates that this information can be used for recall purposes only. Whether you are a tire consumer, tire dealer, tire manufacturer or brand owner, it is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities regarding tire registration, and this site provides the information to stay ahead of the pack.
The National Association of Safety Professionals, a non-profit organization, provides training courses and materials, certification, safety conferences and many more resources for industry professionals. If you are responsible for workplace safety, check out this site.
This NHTSA website is handy in finding out DOT code info. All you have to do is put in the DOT code and choose Retread, then the plant information pops up.
The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) is the world's #1 source for information about tire retreading and repairing. TRIB is a non-profit, member supported industry association with hundreds of members in North America and in many countries around the globe. Its goal is to provide the motoring public (both in the private and public sectors) with the most up-to-date information about the economic and environmental benefits of tire retreading and tire repairing.
Want to know more about federal and state statutes dealing with workplace safety and health? Choose from a menu of sources that includes recent OSHA decisions and appeals.
If you have questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act, visit The Department of Labor's website or for a larger list of resources please visit: http://www.publicadministration.net/resources/family-and-medical-leave-act/
For over 30 years the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been a leader in finding out what does and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes and reduce injuries in crashes that occur. The Institute's research focuses on countermeasures aimed at all three factors in motor vehicle crashes (human, vehicular and environmental) and on interventions that can occur before, during and after crashes to reduce losses. In 1992, the Vehicle Research Center (VRC) was opened. This Center, which includes a state-of-the-art crash test facility, is the focus of most of the Institute's vehicle-related research. The Institute's affiliate organization, the Highway Loss Data Institute, gathers, processes and publishes data on the ways in which insurance losses vary among different kinds of vehicles. Much of the Institute's important research and information is available through the website. This includes statistics, reports, publications, downloadable PDF's, news releases, videos, DVD's, numerous research topics, state law facts, extensive F&Qs and vehicle safety ratings.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Research and Information Center serves as a valuable resource - a one-stop source for firsthand information on a wide variety of subjects ranging from international trade to segment-specific market data to OEM product specifications and more. Access to the Information Center is restricted to members, but joining is easy.