LIFT Announces New ANSI Standards

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Lift Manufacturers Product Group (LIFT) Industry Group of MHI is pleased to announce that they have released two new ANSI standards governing safety requirements for scissor lifts and tilters.
ANSI MH29.1-2020, Safety Requirements for Industrial Scissors Lifts, applies to industrial scissors lifts that are raised and lowered by means of hydraulic, pneumatic, or mechanical actuation. These industrial scissors lifts are intended for commercial applications on firm and level surfaces and may be either stationary or mobile and used to position, feed, transfer, load, or unload materials or personnel. Some of these combinations are not covered by this standard. Industrial scissors lifts are available in a range of capacities, sizes, and travels and include dock lifts, work access lifts and lift tables which are categorized by function.
ANSI MH29.2-2020, Safety Requirements for Industrial Tilters, applies to industrial tilters that are rotated about a horizontal axis by means of hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, or electro/mechanical actuation. Industrial tilters can be stationary or movable and are generally used to position, feed, transfer, load, or unload materials only.  This standard does not apply to dumpers or upenders where angular travel exceeds 110 degrees, invertors and rotators, refuse dumpers, self-dumping hoppers, or truck mounted dump bodies.
The standard is available for purchase at For more information, contact Pat Davison at or 704-676-1190.
About LIFT
The Lift Manufacturers Product Group (LIFT) members are the resource for industry best practices, standards, information, and equipment that lifts, rotates, tilts, and otherwise positions materials. Industry scissors lifts and tilters can also improve the working interface between people and the materials they must move to reduce injury, increase productivity, and eliminate wasted motion, while providing a significant return on investment.To learn more, visit
About MHI
MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX, to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics. MHI is an ANSI accredited standards developer and is the U.S. TAG secretariat for ISO TC 122, Packaging; TC 51, Pallets for unit load method of materials handling; and TC 104, Shipping containers.