OSHA Issues Rule Proposal to Delay Crane Operator Certification Requirement



In June, we shared that OSHA was planning to extend the deadline for crane operator certification requirements until November 10, 2018.  Last week, on August 30, OSHA made that official and issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

The requirement for crane operators to receive appropriate certifications to operate the machine on construction sites was originally announced in 2010 and has been included in the OSHA Standard 1926.1427 since that time. Enforcement of the rule, however, was delayed for the second time in 2014, pushing the effective date, at that time, to November 10, 2017.

This newest deadline extension is “to address stakeholder concerns over the operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard,” according to the press release.

From now until September 29, 2017, you can submit comments about the proposed rule on regulations.gov.