OSHA Pushes Crane Operator Enforcement to 2018

Originally published by the following source: U.S. Department of LaborNovember 9, 2017

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Image result for OSHA crane setting trusses imagesOSHA is delaying its deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year until November 10, 2018. OSHA is also extending its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same one-year period. By delaying the deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year, and by extending the employer duty to ensure crane operators are competent until that same date, the rule avoids disrupting the construction industry and allows OSHA time to complete a related crane standard rulemaking addressing these and other issues.  More information is available in the Federal Register notice, available here.