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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC86 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification 
Abstract: On August 9, 2010, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final standard establishing requirements for cranes and derricks used in construction work. The standard requires employers to ensure that crane operators on construction sites are certified by November 10, 2014; until that date, employers must ensure that operators are competent to safely operate a crane. After the standard was issued, a number of parties informed OSHA of serious problems and limitations associated with the crane operator certification that it would not guarantee sufficient safety on construction sites. OSHA has decided to address these problems through (separate) possible rulemaking on operator qualification. To ensure safe operation of cranes beyond November 2014, the Agency is extending the existing employer responsibility to ensure crane operator competency by 3 years to November 2017. The enforcement date for operators to be certified will also extended by 3 years in the proposal. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1926.1427 
Legal Authority: 29 USC 653; 29 USC 655; 29 USC 657; 40 USC 3701 et seq; 5 USC 553; Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan 25, 2012); 29 CFR part 1911; ... 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/10/2014  79 FR 7611 
NPRM Comment Period End  03/12/2014   
Notice of Informal Public Hearing  04/15/2014  79 FR 21164 
Informal Public Hearing  05/19/2014   
Analyze Comments  05/00/2014   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jim Maddux
Director, Directorate of Construction
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
FP Building, Room N-3468, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2020
Fax:202 693-1689
Email: maddux.jim@dol.gov

 
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