OSHA Rule Clarifies Railroad Construction Standards

July 18, 2018
OSHA has proposed a rule affecting construction equipment working on or along railroad tracks.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a rule affecting construction equipment working on or along railroad tracks.

The rule is part of the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard, and OSHA says the proposal “will maintain safety and health protections for workers, and address employers’ compliance burdens.”

The final rule for Cranes and Derricks in Construction was published August 9, 2010. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) filed a petition challenging certain requirements affecting railroad roadway work equipment. OSHA and AAR negotiated a settlement agreement that requires OSHA to propose a rule that will provide clarifications and exemptions affecting work on or along railroad tracks.

Comments to the proposed rule can be submitted electronically at the Federal eRulemaking Portal, or submitted by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Submissions must be received by September 17, 2018.

Source: OSHA

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