The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance on how to comply with crane operator certification requirements until the new final rule becomes effective.
The final rule refers to OSHA’s updating of the standard for cranes and derricks in construction by requiring each employer’s duty to ensure crane operators are fully trained, obtain certification, and pass evaluations. According to OSHA, the rule establishes “minimum requirements for determining operator competency.”
OSHA’s existing certification requirements will take effect on Nov. 10. However, OSHA will accept operator certifications issues by type only, or by type and capacity until this date.