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Crane operators may get more time for certification

OSHA intends to delay compliance date

Posted May 25, 2017

A new OSHA posting on its Cranes & Derricks in Construction website states that the Agency intends to propose an extension of the November 10, 2017, compliance date for crane operator certification.

OSHA says it will provide more information when it is available, but anticipates this will be sometime in May.

The crane and derrick regulations for construction call for crane operators to meet one of four qualification options. OSHA had extended the final rule compliance date until November 2017 because a number of stakeholders had raised concerns about their ability to meet the requirements.

Until the rule actually goes into effect, employers must ensure that operators of covered equipment are:

  • Competent to operate the equipment safely, and
  • Trained and evaluated when they’re assigned to machinery that they don’t have the required knowledge or ability to operate safely.

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