OSHA is granting a three year extension for crane operators to become certified. The new deadline is November 10, 2017. The same three year extension was given for the employer’s duty. This means for the next three years, employers have the responsibility to make sure their crane operators are competent to safely operate cranes. The rule will be effective November 9, 2014.
Although OSHA has extended the deadline for operator certification and employer duty; some states, cities or employers may still require certification.