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OSHA delays crane operator certification requirement

November 27, 2017
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OSHA issued the final cranes and derricks rule in August of 2010. However, after stakeholders continually expressed concerns regarding the operator certification requirements, OSHA published a separate final rule in September of 2014 to extend the operator certification requirements by three years.

Effective November 9, 2017, OSHA issued another final rule that extends the deadline for crane operator certification by one more year, to November 10, 2018. The extension and delay are necessary to provide sufficient time for OSHA to complete related rulemaking to address issues with its existing Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard (29 CFR part 1926, subpart CC, referred to as "the crane standard" hereafter) (75 FR 47905).

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