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Construction advisory committee to discuss crane operator certification

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Washington – The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health has scheduled a public meeting on March 31 and April 1 to discuss a proposed revision to OSHA’s crane operator qualification requirement.

The requirement has been a frequent topic in construction safety for the past few years. A final rule published by OSHA in August 2010 specified certification requirements for crane operators. The initial deadline for those requirements to take effect was in November 2014, but OSHA delayed that deadline to November 2017 after stakeholders voiced concerns about the certification process.

ACCSH is a 15-member body that advises OSHA regarding construction standards and other policy issues. The group includes five representatives from employers, five from employees, two from state safety and health agencies, two from the public, and one representative designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.