CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION I. GENERAL INFORMATION (Con't)
2-3. INFLATION SAFETY (Con't).
a. Inflation Safety Cages and Restraining Devices.
(1) Field fabrication of safety inflation cages is not recommended and should not be used to
inflate tires unless they have been certified during construction by a qualified engineer to meet United
States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard 29 CFR, Part 1910.177 (see
Appendix D). Most commercially manufactured and available safety inflation cages are certified by the
manufacturer to meet OSHA standards. Before using an inflation safety cage verify that the construction
of the cage is certified by the manufacturer to meet OSHA standards.
(2) Tire safety inflation cages should be free standing and a minimum of 3 feet away from any
object. Never permanently mount a safety cage to the floor or near a wall. Mounting an inflation cage to
the floor or near a wall prohibits expected deformation of the bottom plate and equal dissipation of energy
released in the event of tire explosion. Permanently mounting an inflation cage to the floor or near a wall
could result in failure of one or more of the bars, release of rim components or shrapnel and/or an
unwanted concentration of energy.
(3) When using a safety cage to inflate tires the operator should not stand in the trajectory and
ensure that all persons stay out of the trajectory during inflation.
(4) Do not stick their hands, feet or any other body part into the safety inflation cage during
inflation and until the rim/tire assembly has been inspected to ensure all components have properly seated
and locked in place.
In-line Inflator Gage
Snap-on Air Chuck
Extension Airhose, Minimum 10 ft.