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OSHA Moves Deadline for Crane Certification

Crane operators were initially supposed to be certified by Nov. 10 of this year, but the agency has now pushed the date back to Nov. 17, 2018.

Wed August 30, 2017 - National Edition
Emily Buenzle


Crane operators were initially supposed to be certified by Nov. 10 of this year, but the agency has now pushed the date back to Nov. 17, 2018. According to OSHA, employers must make sure crane operators have been trained to competently operate the equipment by that date.
Crane operators were initially supposed to be certified by Nov. 10 of this year, but the agency has now pushed the date back to Nov. 17, 2018. According to OSHA, employers must make sure crane operators have been trained to competently operate the equipment by that date.

OSHA announced Aug. 30 that it will extend the deadline to its Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification Extension rule.

Crane operators were initially supposed to be certified by Nov. 10 of this year, but the agency has now pushed the date back to Nov. 17, 2018. According to OSHA, employers must make sure crane operators have been trained to competently operate the equipment by that date.

OSHA has invited any comments on the proposal to be submitted by Sept. 29, 2017.

Comments may submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal or by facsimile or mail. See the Federal Register notice for submission details and additional information about this proposed rule.




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