OSHA is giving stakeholders until July 5 to comment on its proposed rule for crane operator certification requirements. OSHA was notified that two of the four accredited testing services were issuing certifications for type of crane rather than type and capacity. The rule’s language prompted concerns on whether an operator would have the necessary skills.
With this newly proposed rule, OSHA is seeking to drop the capacity requirement that never went into effect. The agency states that the new regulation would “expand the type of certification programs for crane operators.”Read More