Truck mechanics are exposed to a variety of hazardous materials. Chemicals pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and reactivity). All general industry standards apply to workers performing maintenance on all types of commercial motor vehicles, as well as all other types of trucks. These standards require conditions, or the use of one or more practices, means, methods, or processes reasonably necessary or appropriate to protect the employees on the job.
The following is an overview of the regulations, training requirements, and general hazard references:
OSHA regulates the performance of all vehicle maintenance activities in terminal operations. OSHA also regulates mobile maintenance activities on the highways. DOT regulations apply to the road worthiness of the vehicle, not to the performance of the maintenance or the safety and health of the employees performing such tasks.
The following references address the hazards involved in vehicle maintenance:
The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.