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Cranes | Regulation | Construction

OSHA schedules informal hearing on crane certification extension

April 16, 2014

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Washington – Stakeholders are invited to participate in an informal OSHA hearing on May 19 in Washington to discuss a proposal to extend the compliance date for crane operator certification requirements.

OSHA’s final Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard, issued in August 2010, requires crane operators to be certified by Nov. 10, 2014. However, in response to concerns raised during a series of stakeholder meetings, the agency published a notice of proposed rulemaking in February to extend the deadline to Nov. 10, 2017. The deadline extension also would apply to a requirement for employers to ensure crane operators are trained and competent to safely operate the crane.

Notices of intention to appear at the hearing are due April 25.