Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Lift Manufacturers announce release of ANSI MH29.1:2012

Industrial Scissor Lifts Safety Requirements adopted into the International Building Code.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
February 27, 2013

The Lift Manufacturers Product Section (LMPS) Industry Group of the MHI has released an update of ANSI 29.1 titled ANSI MH29.1:2012-Industrial Scissor Lifts Safety Requirements. This standard was developed to provide a comprehensive safety standard and establish a minimum design and performance criteria to ensure the safe application and utilization of industrial scissors lifts.

ANSI MH29.1 is intended to serve as a guide for designers, manufacturers, sellers, installers, equipment specifiers, owners, users and governing bodies of industrial scissors lifts. The new revision of MH29.1:2012 also makes changes and additions to definitions contained in the standard. These changes provide further delineation between Industrial Scissor Lifts and aerial type lifts. Overlap and confusion in the standards has now been rectified.

With this release this Industrial Lift Standard is in conformance with International Code Council (ICC) Standards and is recognized by the International Building Code (IBC). The IBC standard is adopted by regulators in almost all 50 states. Industrial Scissor Lift users who want to meet IBC standards when using lifts are assured that the manufacturers who design, build and recognize MH.29.1:2012 meet these stringent standards. ANSI MH29.1 now comes with a complimentary copy of the Safety Label Brochure for Industrial Scissors Lifts and can be ordered at MHI.org for $30. Click here to order.

LMPS is made up of industrial lift manufacturers who join together to champion industry best practices, standards, information, and equipment that lifts, rotates, tilts, and otherwise positions materials. Members of LMPS are: Advance Lift, Autoquip Corporation, Bishamon, 4Front, Pentalift, Southworth.

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

This white paper outlines significant challenges facing businesses today and discusses how they can be addressed through more effective materials handling processes and equipment.

PMMI study examines packaging challenges prompted by growing U.S. e-commerce market.

Supply chain solutions provider extends omni-channel suite with leading North American eCommerce platform serving manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

During this webcast Chuck Lew, Director of Logistics shares how Newegg.com was able to turn the distribution facility with the lowest productivity into one of the highest. He'll discuss how leveraging voice-directed picking with their existing investments in light-directed picking, scanning and RF technology was the key to their success.

Food and beverage is among the three industrial segments expected to lead overall demand for industrial robots.

Article Topics

News · Ergonomics · MHI · Safety · All topics

About the Author

Josh Bond, Associate Editor
Josh Bond is an associate editor to Modern. Josh was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and contributing editor, has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce. Contact Josh Bond


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA