On November 9, 2017, OSHA issued a final rule on delaying the implementation of crane certification under the standard for cranes and derricks. This standard impacts those in the graphics industry that will use cranes in their work capacity.
The delay in implementation has been extended several times and was necessary for OSHA to address stakeholder concerns over the operator certification requirements in the 2010 cranes and derricks standard.
Under the standard, crane operators were to be certified by November 10, 2017. However, as a result of the final rule, OSHA is delaying the deadline for certifying crane operators under the standard by one year until November 10, 2018.
Along with this delay, OSHA is extending the requirement for employers to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same one year period.
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