Direct final rule applies Cranes and Derricks Standard to demolition, underground construction

Washington – A new direct final rule from OSHA will extend the 2010 Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard to underground construction and demolition work.

According to OSHA, the move will streamline the agency’s standards by eliminating the separate cranes and derricks standard currently used for underground and demolition work. The rulemaking also corrects errors from the 2010 rule, the agency said.

The final rule is scheduled to go into effect Nov. 15 unless OSHA receives “significant adverse comment” by Sept. 17. In that case, OSHA would proceed with the notice of proposed rulemaking, which was published along with the direct final rule in the Aug. 17 Federal Register.

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