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OSHA Extends Deadline for Crane Operator Certification

On February 10, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a proposed rule that would extend the compliance date for construction crane operator certification, as well as the existing requirements for employers to ensure that their construction crane operators are qualified to operate the equipment, by three years from November 10, 2014 until November 10, 2017.  OSHA intends to address the issues of crane operator certification and safe operation in the interim.  Comments on the proposed rule are due to OSHA by March 12, 2014.

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