Boise employers waiting for a final [OSHA ruling on crane operator certification] received good news in December of 2018. The final ruling reduces complex compliance mandates for employers without compromising the health and safety of crane operators.
Here's how the ruling evolved and how it impacts Boise construction firms.
The Original OSHA Ruling
In August of 2010, OSHA issued a revised ruling placing new restrictions on the requirements for crane operator certification. Subsequent extensions were granted to allow for public comment. Representatives from industry employers, unions, and training companies expressed concerns regarding the interpretation of the "type and capacity" language.