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US crane operator certification deadline – officially extended

OSHA has officially extended its November 10th 2014, deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified until November 10th, 2017.

OSHA has also extended its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same three-year period - see: Osha to delay crane rule .

We understand that other aspects of the US Crane & Derricks in Construction Final Rule, which was first published in 2010, will come into operation on November 9th - see: New US crane rules will save 22 lives.