Split (Multipiece) Rim and Single-Piece Rim Wheels

Chapter 296-864, WAC

Effective Date: 02/01/05

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WAC 296-864-100

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Note

Note:

  • This rule is intended to protect employees from hazards associated with the exploding separation of rim wheel components.
  • This chapter applies to the protection of employees who service split rim wheels and single-piece rim wheels used on large vehicles. For example:
    • - Trucks
    • - Tractors
    • - Trailers
    • - Buses
      and
    • - Off-road machines.
Exemption

Exemption:

  • This chapter doesn't apply to the servicing of rim wheels used on:
    • - Automobiles
      or
    • - Tires designated as light truck (LT).

Note

Note:

  • The tire designation can be found on the sidewall of the tire.

Definition

Definition:

  • Split rim wheel or multipiece rim wheel means a wheel made up of 2 or more parts. One of the parts is a side ring or locking ring that holds the tire on the wheel when the tire is inflated.
  • Single-piece rim wheel means a single part holds the tire, forms part of the air chamber and is the point where the wheel is attached to the vehicle axle.
 

 

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