In safety news:

OSHA is extending its crane operator certification deadline for another three years. The deadline was November 10th, 2014, it is now November 10th, 2017. OSHA stated in the announcement: “”The final Cranes and Derricks rule required crane operators on construction sites to meet one of four qualification/certification options by November 10, 2014. After publishing the final rule, a number of parties raised concerns about the standard requirement to certify operators by type and capacity of crane, and questioned whether crane operator certification was sufficient for determining whether an operator could operate their equipment safely on a construction site.” OSHA provided for the extension after a public hearing in D.C. earlier this year.

Read the full story from Occupational Health & Safety here.

Read the regulations in full from OSHA here.

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