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    Cranes

    OSHA issues final rule expanding digger-derrick exemption

    May 29, 2013

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    Washington – A new final rule (.pdf file) from OSHA expands the exemption for digger-derrick operations in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard.

    Under the rule, published in the May 29 Federal Register, electric-utility and telecommunications work would not be subject to the crane standard's requirements.

    OSHA had published a direct final rule broadening the exemption on Nov. 9, 2012 but withdrew it after receiving a “significant adverse comment” and instead proceeded with a notice of proposed rulemaking. After considering the comment, OSHA said it decided to issue this final rule, which is scheduled to go into effect June 28.