Washington – OSHA is proposing to extend the compliance date for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2017, in response to concerns raised during a series of stakeholder meetings.
OSHA’s final Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard, issued in August 2010, requires crane operator certification by Nov. 10, 2014.
A requirement for employers to ensure crane operators are trained and competent to safely operate the crane would likewise be extended until Nov. 10, 2017. The agency stated in the Feb. 7 Federal Register that it will use the proposed extension to consider potential rulemaking options and focus on a “limited number of discrete issues already debated extensively by stakeholders.”
Comments on the proposed rule are due March 12.