A description of the proposed changes are as follows:

2. TITLE 8: GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 25, Sections 3650, 3653 and 3655
Design and Construction Requirements for Low-Lift and High-Lift Trucks; and Seat Belts for Off-Road Work Machines
INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS

INFORMATIVE DIGEST OF PROPOSED ACTION/PLAIN ENGLISH OVERVIEW

Section 3650. Industrial Trucks. General.
Subsection (a).

Existing subsection (a) requires that new low and high lift trucks meet the design and construction requirements of a 1975 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard. The proposal will require that new low and high lift trucks acquired after the effective date of this proposal be labeled as meeting the design and construction requirements of the latest version of this standard now sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME),ASME B56.1-1993. Low and high lift trucks acquired on or before the effective date of this proposal will be required to be labeled as meeting the requirements of the above 1975 or 1993 ANSI/ASME standard.

The proposed amendments will have no effect upon the regulated public or users of these industrial trucks because manufacturers design industrial trucks to meet current ANSI/ASME standards.

Subsection (b).
Existing subsection (b) requires that a legible tag or label shall be attached, stating compliance with subsection (a). Subsection (b) is proposed for repeal because the proposed language in subsection (a) requires labeling and therefore, makes it unnecessary. The proposed repeal of this subsection will have no effect upon the regulated public.

Editorial corrections are also proposed to renumber the remaining subsections in Section 3650 as the result of the deletion of subsection (b).

Section 3653. Seat Belts.
Existing subsection (a) requires seat belt assemblies for off-road work machines conform to a 1985 version of the national consensus standard, SAE J386 for operator restraint systems (seat belts). The proposal will require that seat belt assemblies installed after the effective date of this proposal to be labeled as meeting the design requirements of the 1993 version of this standard, SAE J386 JUN93. Seat belt assemblies installed on or before the effective date of this proposal will be required to be labeled as meeting either the design requirements of the 1985 or 1993 SAE J386 standards.

There will be no effect upon the regulated public or users of these off-road machines as manufacturers design and manufacture these machines to meet the requirements of the most current SAE published standards.

Section 3655. Overhead Guards for High-Lift Rider Trucks.
Subsection (a).

Existing subsection (a) requires that overhead guards for new high rider industrial trucks meet the design and construction requirements of a 1975 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard. The proposed amendments will require overhead guards installed after the effective date of this proposal be labeled as meeting the design and construction requirements of the latest version of this standard now sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME B56.1 1993. Overhead guards installed on or before the effective date of this proposal will be required to be labeled as meeting either the 1975 or 1993 version of the ANSI/ASME standard.

The proposed amendments will have no effect upon the regulated public or users of these industrial trucks because manufacturers design these industrial trucks to meet current ANSI/ASME standards.

Subsection (b).
An editorial correction is proposed to subsection (b)(1) to change the reference to 72".