(1) You must make sure PITs meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) design and construction requirements.
(2) You must make sure PITs manufactured before March 1, 2000, meet the requirements of ANSI B56.1-1969, Safety Standards for Powered Industrial Trucks.
(3) You must make sure PITs manufactured on or after March 1, 2000, meet the requirements of ANSI B56.1-1993, Safety Standards for Powered Industrial Trucks.
(4) You must make sure rough terrain forklift trucks manufactured on or after January 1, 2005, meet the design and construction requirements of ANSI B56.6-1992, Safety Standard for Rough Terrain Forklift Trucks.
There may be a nameplate on the PIT or a statement in the instruction manual indicating that the PIT meets the requirement of the appropriate ANSI standard. If in doubt, check with the manufacturer.
ANSI B56.1-1993 and B56.6-1992 are available by:
(a) Purchasing copies by writing:
American National Standards Institute
11 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
(b) Contacting the ANSI website at www.ansi.org.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010
, and 49.17.060
. WSR 17-18-075, § 296-863-20005, filed 9/5/17, effective 10/6/17; WSR 04-19-051, § 296-863-20005, filed 9/14/04, effective 2/1/05.]