OSHA Schedules Crane Operator Certification Meeting

March 6, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) scheduled two informal stakeholder meetings to invite comments on the crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.

The meetings will focus on the effectiveness of crane operator certification to ensure crane operators can safely operate equipment. OSHA seeks information from the public on the usefulness of certifying operators for different capacities of cranes, and the risks of allowing an operator to operate all capacities of cranes within a specific type.

The standard requires operators to be certified by November 2014 and that certifications issued by an accredited organization specify the capacity and type of cranes the operator is certified to operate.

Separate meetings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 2 and 3, 2013 at the U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3437 A, B, and C, at 200 Constitution Ave., N.W. in Washington, D.C.