A description of the proposed changes are as follows:

3. TITLE 8: GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 25, Section 3650(b) and (d)
Update of National Consensus Standard References for Industrial Trucks
INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS

INFORMATIVE DIGEST OF PROPOSED ACTION/PLAIN ENGLISH OVERVIEW

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

Existing Section 3650(b) requires various types of industrial trucks to be labeled as being in compliance with the appropriate national consensus standard specific to the use and type of truck design. Most of the national consensus standards in existing subsection (b) have been updated with more recent publications. Proposed subsection (b)(1) will require industrial trucks manufactured and acquired after September 1, 1991 through December 1, 1998 to have a tag or label stating compliance with the appropriate national consensus standard for industrial trucks listed in existing subsection (b). A new proposed subsection (b)(2) will reference the recent editions of these national consensus standards to ensure later model industrial trucks are labeled as meeting the appropriate national consensus standard.

The proposed amendments will have no effect upon the regulated public or users of industrial trucks because manufacturers design these industrial trucks to meet current national consensus standards. The proposal will require employers to ensure that industrial trucks have the required tag or label stating compliance with the appropriate standard. If necessary, these tags/labels are readily available from the truck manufacturers.

Subsection (d)
Existing subsection (d) contains the marking requirements for industrial truck front-end attachments other than factory installed attachments. The proposal will delete an unnecessary reference to the ANSI B56.1-1975 standard. This is a non-substantial change and will have no effect upon the regulated public.