A description of the proposed changes are as follows:

1. TITLE 8: GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 25, Section 3649
Riderless, High-Lift Straddle Trucks
INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS

INFORMATIVE DIGEST OF PROPOSED ACTION/PLAIN ENGLISH OVERVIEW

Section 3649. Definitions.
This section contains definitions of terminology contained in Article 25 in conjunction with regulations which pertain to industrial trucks, tractors, haulage vehicles and earthmoving equipment. A revision is proposed to add language to the existing definition for "High-Lift Truck" which specifies that the definition includes riderless high-lift industrial trucks.

The proposal will merely clarify to the employer that riderless as well as rider high-lift straddle trucks are subject to the applicable regulations of Article 25.