OSHA Issues Yet Another Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements, Effective 2018

The long delayed rule for crane operator certification has new life as OSHA has issued yet another final rule, after making alterations and clarifications.  OSHA originally planned to require all crane operators to obtain certifications in 2010, but it has been delayed several times since then. A different final rule was proposed in 2017, but it was announced in May of 2018 that the administration intended to alter the rule

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OSHA Proposes Rule to Alter, Enforce Long Delayed Crane Operator Qualifications

Last November, OSHA issued a final rule that would finally allow them to enforce language, which has been in their standards since 2010, requiring construction crane operators to be formally qualified to operate the equipment.  The first day of enforcement for that rule had been set for November 10, 2018, but the agency has recently proposed a new rule that would pull back some of the initial requirements.

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OSHA Issues Final Rule for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

Back in September, OSHA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would extend the deadline for crane operator certification requirements.  Although OSHA 1926.1427 has required crane operators to receive certain certifications to be able to operate the machines since 2010, actual enforcement of that rule has been delayed several times.

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