In safety news:

OSHA issued a final rule that sets November 10th, 2018, as the date employers in the construction industry must comply with a requirement for crane operator certification. The final rule became effective on November 9th, 2017. After issuing the final cranes and derricks rule in August 2010, stakeholders expressed concerns regarding the rule’s certification requirements. In response, the agency published a separate final rule in September 2014, extending by three years the crane operator certification and competency requirements. The additional one-year extension provides more time for OSHA to complete a rulemaking to address stakeholder concerns related to the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.

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