Petition File No. 595:

Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders, New Section

Petition File No. 595
Matthew Cross

To add a new standard to General Industry Safety Orders to require manual material handling (MMH) carts include a built-in or self-contained means of securing the handholds. The handholds must be secured prior to transporting the load and capable of withstanding the expected forces based on the cart capacity and ground conditions. The proposal would also require MMH cart manufacturers to notify employers who have purchased non-conforming MMH carts to replace or phase-out their non-conforming carts.

May 2022