Occupational Safety and Health Administration November 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH); Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2018-25113
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the charter for ACCSH.
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification
Document Number: 2018-24481
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is updating the agency's standard for cranes and derricks in construction by clarifying each employer's duty to ensure the competency of crane operators through training, certification or licensing, and evaluation. OSHA is also altering a provision that required different levels of certification based on the rated lifting capacity of equipment. While testing organizations are not required to issue certifications distinguished by rated capacities, they are permitted to do so, and employers may accept them or continue to rely on certifications based on crane type alone. Finally, this rule establishes minimum requirements for determining operator competency. This final rule will maintain safety and health protections for workers while reducing compliance burdens.