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MHI, the Material Handling Industry of America, is the largest U.S. material handling, logistics and supply chain association. Incorporated in 1945, MHI represents the leading providers in several key equipment and system solution categories. The association’s 800 members include material handling and logistics equipment companies, systems and software manufacturers, consultants, systems integrators and simulators and third-party logistics providers and publishers. MHI provides an unbiased, collaborative environment that fosters stakeholder best practices by facilitating industry groups, education, events, and market intelligence through innovative direct programming or in partnership with other industry providers. Standards from MHI are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: StandardsSubscriptions@ansi.org or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI MH29.1-2012

Safety Requirements for Industrial Scissors Lifts

Mobile and stationary industrial scissors lifts raise, lower and position materials and personnel in various applications but are different from other conveyances such as aerial work platforms (AWP) and elevators. MH29.1 has been revised to better illustrate that personnel operate and may themselves be raised or lowered by industrial scissor lifts. This standard now defines dock lifts, work access lifts and lift tables as the three categories of industrial scissors lifts and identifies their differences and similarities. The responsibilities of manufacturers, users, owners and operators have been reordered, consolidated and enhanced. Lastly, the requirements within the standard have been revised where needed to ensure they are stated using mandatory language.


ANSI MH16.1-2012

Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks

This Specification and companion Commentary (hereinafter referred to as the Specification) applies to industrial pallet racks, movable shelf racks, rack supported systems and stacker racks made of cold-formed or hot-rolled steel structural members. Such rack types also include push back rack, pallet flow rack, case flow rack pick modules and rack supported platforms. This Specification is intended to be applied to the design of the storage rack portion of any rack structure that acts as support for the exterior walls and roof, except as noted. It does not apply to other types of racks, such as drive-in or drive-through racks, cantilever racks, portable racks, or to racks made of material other than steel.


ANSI MH10.8.2-2016

Data Identifier and Application Identifier Standard

This standard provides a comprehensive dictionary of MH 10/SC 8 Data Identifiers and GS1 Application Identifiers, provides for the assignment of new Data Identifiers, as required, and provides a document detailing the correlation, or mapping, of Data Identifiers to Application Identifiers, where a correlation exists.


ANSI MH30.1-2015

Performance and Testing Requirements for Dock Leveling Devices

This standard serves as the guide for designers, manufacturers, sellers, installers, owners, users and governing bodies of dock levelers and to provide guidelines for the design and testing of dock leveling devices, to promote the understanding of the respective responsibilities of manufacturers, sellers, installers, owners, users and governing bodies associated with dock leveling devices, and to provide a uniform means of comparison for dock leveling devices.


ANSI MH16.3-2016

Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Cantilevered Storage Racks

Produced by the Rack Manufacturers Institute, this new standard was developed to provide valuable information to those who manufacture, market, purchase or use cantilevered industrial steel storage racks. This publication includes both the specification and the supporting commentary.


ANSI MH30.1-2007

Specification for Dock Leveling Devices

This standard defines safety, performance, and testing requirements with regard to design, use, and maintenance of dock leveling devices. The purpose of this Standard is to provide a uniform means of comparison, improve user confidence and knowledge, and define safety requirements of dock leveling devices.


ANSI MH30.2-2015

Performance and Testing of Portable Dock Leveling Devices

This standard defines performance and testing requirements for the design, use, and maintenance of portable dock leveling devices. The purpose of this standard is to provide a uniform means of comparison, improve user confidence and knowledge and to define product requirements for portable dock leveling devices.


ANSI MH28.2-2012

Design and Testing of Boltless Metal-Wood Shelving

This American National Standard outlines design procedures for shelving units constructed from a metal framework and incorporates a shelf surface of particle board, plywood or other wood products.


ANSI MH26.2-2017

Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Welded Wire Rack Decking

This standard applies to uniformly loaded rack decking fabricated from welded-wire mesh, with or without permanently attached reinforcement, for use in storage racks. The standard provides definitions and establishes guidelines on materials, dimensional characteristics, design and fabrication procedures and test procedures. In addition, the standard provides guidelines for the application and utilization of welded-wire rack decking.


ANSI MH30.3-2015

Performance and Testing of Vehicle Restraining Devices

This standard defines performance and testing requirements with regard to design, use, and maintenance of vehicle restraining devices. The purposes of this standard are to provide a uniform means of comparison, to improve user confidence and knowledge, and to define requirements for vehicle restraining devices.


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