• OSHA Will Require More Rigorous Employer Evaluations by removing crane capacity Restrictions from Operator Certification

    Background

    The proposed changes to OSHA’s crane operator qualification rules were published today in a 36-page portion of the Federal Register. Issued as a final standard on August 9, 2010, the rule required operators to be certified in one of four ways:

    1. A state or local license to operate a crane within a state or local jurisdiction with acceptable requirements
    2. A certification issued by an accredited, third-party testing organization.
    3. A qualification issued under an audited employer program
    4. A qualification issued by the U.S. Military