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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC99 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Powered Industrial Trucks 

Powered Industrial Trucks (e.g., fork trucks, tractors, lift trucks, and motorized hand trucks) are ubiquitous in industrial (and many retail) worksites. The agency’s standard still relies upon ANSI standards from 1969.  OSHA issued a Request for Information (RFI) on March 11, 2019 (84 FR 8633), to determine if changes need to be made to locations of use, maintenance, training, and operation of powered industrial trucks. On a separate track (RIN 1218-AD26), OSHA also intends to issue a separate proposal for updating the consensus standard incorporated for design and construction of powered industrial trucks. The Industrial Truck Association has been encouraging OSHA to update and expand the OSHA standard to account for the substantial revisions to ANSI standards on powered industrial trucks over the last 45 years. The current standard covers 11 types of trucks, and there are now 19 types. In addition, the standard itself incorporates an out-of-date consensus standard. OSHA will begin the process to develop a proposed rule updating the consensus standard referenced from the 1969 version of the American National Standard B56.1 to the 2016 version.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.178   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 655(b)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  03/11/2019  84 FR 8633   
RFI Comment Period End  06/10/2019 
NPRM  03/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1218-AD26 
Agency Contact:
Andrew Levinson
Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building, Room N-3718,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-1950