Occupational Safety and Health Administration May 21, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification
Document Number: 2018-10559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA proposes to update its standard for cranes and derricks in construction by permanently extending and clarifying each employer's duty to ensure the competency of crane operators through required training, certification or licensing, and evaluation. OSHA is also proposing to remove an existing provision that requires different levels of certification based on rated lifting capacity of equipment. This proposal would clarify that while testing organizations are not required to issue certifications distinguished by rated capacities, they are permitted to do so. Finally, it would establish minimum requirements for determining operator competency. OSHA believes that this proposal would maintain safety and health protections for workers while reducing employers' compliance burdens.