Revised ANSI standard on mobile equipment receives approval

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), Washington, has announced that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), headquartered in Washington, 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 recyclables 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 its specific equipment;
  • clarification of collection operation, transit and using the restraining device; and
  • implementation of new signage.

Copies of this revised standard are available on the e-store on NWRA’s website. Further questions or comments can be directed to Bret Biggers, director, statistics and standards, at 202-364-3710 or at

As the designated Secretariat for ANSI standards for the waste and recycling industry for more than 50 years, NWRA coordinates the ongoing development of new and revised standards for equipment and protective gear.