Material Handling Industry
Description of Standards Developed
Underhung cranes and monorails; industrial metal containers; overhead traveling cranes; storage racks; shelving; welded wire rack decking; demountable remountable/relocatable multiple use platforms; portable, dock-face mounted, and fixed loading dock levelers; industrial scissor lifts; vertical and horizontal carousels; vertical lift modules; dock boards; restraints for trailers/vehicles at loading docks; plastic bulk containers; plastic hand-held totes (rigid and folding); industrial caster and wheels; vertical reciprocating conveyors. To facilitate freight movement within transportation and distribution systems for transport-packages and unit-loads.
Public Comment Options
ANSI requires that any "materially affected and interested party shall have the ability to participate” in the development and review of standards. This is typically satisfied through the public review process, providing anyone with an interest in the standard with the ability to participate.
Joining The Standards Development Process
MHI standards are typically developed within one of MHI's industry groups. Join MHI here: http://www.mhi.org/about/join Also see committee on Unit Loads & Transport Packages; Pallets, Slip Sheets and Other Bases for Unit Loads