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OSHA issues FAQs on new crane operator rule

Document clarifies aspects of operator certification, employers’ duties

Posted November 16, 2018

OSHA has issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) clarifying aspects of its new crane operator rule, published November 9, 2018.

The FAQs address:

  • OSHA’s reasons for issuing the final rule,
  • Major differences between the proposed rule and the final rule,
  • How operators meet OSHA’s certification requirements,
  • Types of crane operator certifications accepted by OSHA, and
  • Employers’ duties under the final rule.

View the FAQs on the OSHA website.

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