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New OSHA Requirements for Crane and Derrick Operators

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require all contractors to evaluate crane operators under the new final rule regulating crane operator qualification and evaluation. OSHA issued temporary enforcement guidance indicating that while it will still enforce the requirement that employers evaluate their operators before allowing them to operate cranes it is going to provide additional time for employers to begin to document the evaluations.

National AGC has provided a comprehensive summary of this latest rule and a sample form for documenting the crane operator evaluation.