Crane Institute of America

Public Hearing by OSHA on Proposed Crane Operator Certification Deadline

OSHA-logoApril 15, 2014 – OSHA announced that an informal public hearing will be conducted May 19, 2014 at 9:30 am in Washington, D.C.

Back in February, OSHA proposed to extend the crane operator certification deadline for 3 years to November 10, 2017. The public was given 30 days to submit their comments regarding the extension. A total of 60 comments were received, one of which requested a hearing.

If you wish to testify at the hearing, a notice of intention to appear must be submitted by April 25.

OSHA is also expected to have a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health scheduled for May 7-8, 2014 in Washington, D.C. One of the topics of discussion at the meeting will be the “proposed amendments and corrections to OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks standards.”