Truck safety focus of workshop

THE New Mexico Bureau of Mine Safety is planning a series of workshops in December on articulated truck safety and offroad tyre selection.
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Donna Schmidt

The meetings, led by Roger Montali, will be held on December 9 in Taos, December 11 in Farmington and December 13 in Albuquerque. All begin at 8am local time.

The workshops are ideal for mining representatives of all types, as information will be provided on the Volvo A35 to Volvo A40, Caterpillar 740, John Deere 370/410/460E and the Komatsu 350 articulating trucks.

“We will include what to look for on the pre-shift safety inspections, brakes, steering, suspensions, articulating joints and push cylinders,” the agency said.

“We will discuss each model specifically including the emergency steering checks and how to perform it [and] we will also show procedures on how to know when an articulating joint needs to be rebuilt.

Also included in the program will be a discussion on the 30 Code of Federal Regulations that deal with mobile equipment.

Earthmoving tyre out-of-service criteria will be discussed as well as proper code selection of tyres.

The agency is requesting input on any other topics that may be of interest to operators.

The workshops are free but the NMBMS asks that interested attendees pre-register.

More information on registration is available on the agency’s website.

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