• Consensus Reached on Recommendation for OSHA Crane and Derrick Standard.

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced July 13 that its Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (CDAC) has reached a consensus on language for a revised crane and derrick standard for construction. The draft will be submitted to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, John L. Henshaw, and will continue through the rulemaking process.

    “This is a significant step forward in protecting the thousands of workers who operate and work around cranes,” said Henshaw. “The members of this committee were tasked with a formidable challenge – to develop and reach consensus on a revised crane and derrick standard in one year – and they achieved that ambitious task. We applaud their hard work and commitment to protecting workers and improving crane safety.”


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