(2/7/19) OSHA Crane Operator Evaluation Requirement
Dear AGC Member,
As you know, tomorrow, Feb. 7, 2019, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require all contractors to evaluate crane operators under the new final rule regulating crane operator qualification and evaluation. As an AGC member, we want to ensure that you and your business not only know about how your association worked to make this rule less burdensome, but also share some valuable AGC educational resources that will help your company comply.
AGC of America has spent nearly 16 years working with OSHA under three different presidential administrations on the crane operator rule. In 2003, when OSHA established the Cranes and Derricks Advisory Committee (C-DAC) to update its existing crane rule, we were one of the few organizations on the committee and engaged in the rewrite. Our efforts did not end there. AGC continued to influence the outcome through the submission of public comments, participation in the public hearings, and flagging AGC member concerns with the final rule published in 2010 to achieve the least onerous rule possible with the most positive safety impact possible for our industry.
Our mission to help AGC members does not stop when the ink dries on regulations impacting your construction company. We also want to help ensure you have the information necessary to comply.
That is why I am today sharing this summary of the crane operator and evaluation rule and a sample form for crane operator evaluation. These materials represent the hard work of many AGC member safety professionals and AGC staff who want to ensure that this industry is not only safer, but also in compliance with the law. And, more resources will be coming soon.
Thank you for your membership.
Stephen E. Sandherr
Chief Executive Officer
Associated General Contractors of America