OSHA to Offer Temporary Compliance Assistance on Newly Effective Crane Operator Rule

After an abundance of delays on rule that would require crane operators to be formally qualified to operate, OSHA finally landed on an effective date of February 7, 2019. After receiving feedback from industry partners, OSHA has decided to delay enforcement for 60 days for contractors who make a “good faith effort” to comply.

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Report: 54 More Construction Deaths in 2016 vs 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2016.  Among all industries, fatal work injuries rose 7% in 2016 (5,190 deaths) over 2015 (4,836 deaths).  The fatal injury rate per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers also rose from 3.4 to 3.6 year over year. 

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