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ANSI Z245.41

2015 Edition, October 9, 2015

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Equipment Technology and Operations for Wastes and Recyclable Materials Facilities for the Processing of Commingled Recyclable Materials — Safety Requirements

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  • Revision: 2015 Edition, October 9, 2015
  • Published Date: October 9, 2015
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Page Count: 45
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This American National Standard is applicable to all persons who design, manufacture, assemble, modify, operate, clean, maintain, service, or repair material recovery facilities (MRFs) which engage in receiving, storing, and processing commingled recyclable materials which have been previously collected or otherwise diverted from the solid waste stream. This standard does not apply to scrap processing facilities (North American Industry Classification system code number 42193, formerly Standard Industrial Classification number 5093), unless the scrap processing facility operates a MRF, which MRF would then be subject to this standard.

The safety requirements are divided into 8 sections and are applicable as described in clauses1.1.1 through 1.1.3.

Sections 1 through 3 provide general information and definitions and shall apply to all material recovery facilities (MRFs) covered by this standard.

Sections 4 through 7 provide for physical plant, processing machinery and mobile equipment, and warning signs requirements that shall apply to both new and existing MRFs.

Section 8 provides for safety programs and safety requirements that shall apply to both new and existing MRFs.


This standard establishes safety requirements with respect to the design, manufacture, installation, reconstruction, modification, maintenance, and operation of facilities for the processing of commingled recyclable materials.