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NWRA Announces Approval Of Revised ANSI Standard On Mobile Equipment

Updated Standard Modifies Guidance on Fall Protection, Addresses Issues Around Restraining Devices and Implements New Signage

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) has  announced that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the revision of the mobile equipment standard Z245.1-2017.  This revision replaces the Provisional Amendment from 2014 and the standard from 2012. 

Standard Z245.1-2017 applies to the construction, reconstruction, modification, care, maintenance, operation, and use of mobile waste or recyclable materials collecting, transportation and compacting equipment. This standard identifies requirements for refuse collecting and compacting equipment mounted on refuse truck chassis:  rear-loading, front-loading, and side-loading compacting equipment; roll-off and hoist-type equipment; grapple vehicles; satellite vehicles; waste transfer trailers; recycling collection vehicles; and mobile equipment with container and cart lifting equipment. 

The revision of standard Z245.1-2017 includes:

  • Removal of specific fall protection sections – while acknowledging for each company to conduct a hazard assessment for their specific equipment;
  • Clarification of collection operation, transit, and using the restraining device
  • Implementation of new signage

Copies of this revised standard are available on the e-store on NWRA’s website where orders are being fulfilled beginning this week.  For further questions or comments, contact Bret Biggers, Director, Statistics & Standards at 202-364-3710 or [email protected].

As the designated Secretariat for ANSI Standards for the waste and recycling industry for more than fifty years, NWRA also coordinates the ongoing development of new and revised standards for both equipment and protective gear.

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