NEW OSHA REQUIREMENT RULE
Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 98 / Monday, May 21, 2018
Proposed Rules to remove the capacity requirements for operator certification. The OSHA Operator certification requirement rule 1926.1427, 2014 is still in effect and is required to comply by November 2018
The certification process ensures that an operator has demonstrated a core knowledge set of the principles of cranes and crane operations, OSHA regulations, and ASME standards requirements has successfully demonstrated both knowledge and the physical skill set to operate a type of crane.
Based on OSHA’s previous rulemakings, OSHA estimates that 71,700 crane operators do not yet possess a type of crane certification. Although the 2014 FEA estimated a gradual decline over time of the number of such operators (an estimate of 61,474 in 2016, the 2017 extension estimated that the 71,700 operators were not yet in compliance and would not be for much of 2017 and 2018 leading up to the new 2018 deadline.
1926.1427 Operator training, certification, and evaluation. The employer must ensure that each operator is trained, certified/ licensed, and evaluated in accordance with this section before operating any equipment covered under subpart CC, except for the equipment listed in paragraph (2)a of this section. An employee who has not been certified/licensed and evaluated to operate assigned equipment in accordance with this section may only operate the equipment as an operator-in-training under supervision in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (b) of this section.
Exceptions. Operator certification/ licensing and training under this section is not required for operators of derricks (see § 1926.1436), side-boom cranes (see § 1926.1440), or equipment with a maximum manufacturer-rated hoisting/ lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or less (see § 1926.1441). Note: The training requirements in those other sections continue to apply (for the training requirement for operators of side-boom cranes, follow section 1926.1430.
Operator certification and licensing. The employer must ensure that each operator is certified or licensed to operate the equipment as follows: Licensing. When a state or local government issues operator licenses for equipment covered under subpart CC, the equipment operator must be licensed by that government entity for operation of equipment within that entity’s jurisdiction if that government licensing program meets the following requirements. The requirements for obtaining the license include an assessment, by written and practical tests, of the operator applicant regarding, at a minimum, the knowledge, and skills.
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NCCCO Certification Class for Mobile Crane Operators in Jacksonville, FL
The practical exam and prep class is July 13-15, 2018 and this includes one practical exam for the Fixed or Swing Cab or Lattice Boom. The written exam is Computer-Based Testing. Download the flyer for more information!
Qualified Rigger/Signalperson Courses at The Crane School
As unqualified rigger/signalperson scramble to comply with an OSHA mandate that turns a once-optional qualified into a requirement, The Crane School is offering In-House Qualification rigger/signalperson courses to help tradesmen in all fields pass the stringent written and practical exams required for the Qualified Training Program Offered.
With a rising number of business owners loosening their belts and ending hiring freezes, industry experts say they expect a steady demand for multi-dimensional workers who have successfully earned a Rigger and Signalperson Qualification.
The Crane School Offers Rigger/Signalperson In-House Qualification
Changes in regulations from OSHA is one of the top reasons The Crane School offers In-House Qualification for rigger/signalperson to corporations of all sizes. If you need to have two employees or two hundred employees Qualified The Crane School is your source for accurate, easy to understand training that results in your rigger/signalpersons passing the Written and Practical test exams for In-House Qualification. Download the flyer for more information!
The Crane School A Leader in Crane Operators NCCCO Certification
One study, conducted by Cal-OSHA researchers, showed an 80 percent drop in crane-related fatalities after a mandate forced a state-wide crane operators NCCCO certification. The results were recorded over the three-year period from 2005 to 2008; the same period that followed the State of California’s certification requirement and not long after catastrophic job site accidents forced industry officials to reevaluate the existing regulations.
Regulations set by OSHA require that all crane operators, signalpersons, and riggers are qualified under its new rule, which went into effect on November 8th, 2010. The Crane School meets and exceeds OSHA’s Operator standards for all training programs.