OSHA Extends Public Comment Period for Crane Operator Certification
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators reports that OSHA is extending the comment period for the proposed rule on crane operator certification through July 5, 2018.
The 15-day extension will allow stakeholders more time to review the proposed rule, OSHA states.
Several industry groups, including AGC of America, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), NationsBuilders Insurance Services (NBIS), the Coalition for Crane Operator Safety (CCOS), Edison Electric Institute, and the American Petroleum Institute had requested or were in the process of requesting an extension.
Some have become concerned in particular at the implications of the employer evaluation portion of the proposed rule, a new section developed by OSHA to address industry concerns that certification, though valuable, is insufficient by itself to ensure an operator is qualified.
Comments may be submitted electronically until end of day on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at http://www.regulations.gov to Docket No. OSHA-2007-0066.