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OSHA Bumps Safety Certification Requirements for Crane Operators Until 2017

Crane operators would have an addition three years–until 2017–to meet certification requirements for safe operation of their equipment, under a proposal announced yesterday by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

In 2010, OSHA issued a final standard on requirements for cranes and derricks in construction work. Under the standard, crane operators on construction sites must meet one of four qualification/certification options by Nov. 10, 2014.

OSHA decided to postpone the date, however, after a number of parties raised concerns about the qualification/certification requirements. OSHA said it is considering addressing these concerns through a later separate rulemaking.

In addition, the agency said it will propose to extend the compliance date so that the qualification/certification requirements do not take effect during potential rulemaking or cause disruption to the construction industry.

For your Memorial Day pleasure reading, OSHA has posted the minutes of stakeholders meetings it held on the certification/operation issues in April 2013.