Government Links

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 websites offer educational and training information as well as programs to help businesses comply with established workplace safety guidelines.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Tel: 800-321-OSHA (6742)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Tel: 866-4-USA-DOL (866-487-2365)

U.S. Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
1100 Wilson Boulevard, 21st Floor
Arlington, VA 22209-3939
Tel: 202-693-9400

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Tel: 855-368-4200

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, West Building
Washington, DC 20590
Tel: (888) 327-4236 is a website maintained by NHTSA where consumers can identify and report problems they might be having with their vehicle, tires, equipment or car seats. They are the Office of Defects Investigation, or ODI.
This NHTSA website is handy for finding out DOT code information. All you have to do is put in the DOT code and choose Retread, then the plant information pops up.
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.