August 2012 - Crane operator certification requirements will come under the spotlight at the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) Crane & Rigging Workshop, to be held September 19-21, at the Marriott Louisville (KY) Downtown.
In a presentation entitled Are You Ready for 11/10/14? What Simply Reading OSHA's Personnel Qualification Requirements May NOT Tell You, Graham Brent, NCCCO Executive Director, will address federal requirements for the qualification of crane operators, signalpersons, and riggers in light of interpretations recently published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He also will also review options for the qualification of other personnel such as inspectors and lift directors.
"November 10, 2014 is 'D-Day' for compliance with the personnel qualification requirements of the new OSHA rule," said Brent. "And employers need to have laid plans for compliance well ahead of that deadline. We hope to bring some clarity to the process."
For additional history on OSHA’s Crane Rule, see NCCCO’s OSHA Crane Rule Resource Center.