It's official: OSHA publishes cranes and derricks regulation

OSHA's long-awaited final rule on cranes and derricks was formally published in the Federal Register Monday.

In the works for a decade and informally released by the agency two weeks ago, the regulation is scheduled to go into effect Nov. 8. New requirements include crane operator certification and pre-erection inspections.

In related news, the Fairfax, VA-based nonprofit organization National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators recently published a guide on the personnel qualification requirements in the new rule.

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