Narrow by location

OSHA Issues Final Rule Setting Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a final rule setting November 10, 2018, as the date for employers in the construction industries to comply with a requirement for crane operator certification. The final rule becomes effective November 9, 2017.

OSHA issued a final cranes and derricks rule in August 2010. After stakeholders expressed concerns regarding the rule’s certification requirements, OSHA published a separate final rule in September 2014, extending by three years the crane operator certification and competency requirements. This one-year extension provides additional time for OSHA to complete a rulemaking to address stakeholder concerns related to the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.

OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) recommended delaying enforcement of the certification requirement and extending the employer assessment responsibilities for the same period.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

Criminal Charges For OSHA Violations? State Prosecutors Are Taking Increased Interest

By Kristin White, from Fisher Phillips Blog Most employers are aware that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration... »

Establishing an Effective Safety Committee

Reposted with permission from constructionexec.com, June 9, 2019, all rights reserved. Copyright 2019. In the world of construction, there... »

Dunn Strives to Improve Safety of Drivers

Earlier this year, Dunn Construction Company experienced what every company hopes to avoid—injured workers—when they failed to lower... »

2018 Fatality and Catastrophe Inspections Up, but Other Numbers Down in Annual OSHA Enforcement Summary

Provided by: JHB Risk Services LLC The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the most fatalities and... »

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *