Certification Reinforcement by OSHA

December 17, 2019 | Blog | Crane Accidents | Crane Operator | Cranes | Evaluations | Industry News | Inspection | NCCCO | News | Training

OSHA has issued a Memorandum regarding the necessity and requirement of Crane Certifications. OSHA issued this Enforcement policy to forewarn the public and, more specifically, those affected by this policy in hopes of avoiding disruptions in construction crane projects and jobs. An accredited agency must properly certify any crane operator engaged in construction activity. This requirement is upheld by 29 CFR 1926.1427(d).
To become certified, one must pass both written and practical exams through an accredited testing organization. After passing all necessary reviews, the accrediting organization will provide the candidate a certificate. These certificates expire, and you must take recertification exams to be able to maintain your certification.
Some may think that this is the only step to being certified as a crane operator, but that is not the case. OSHA has made it clear that every crane operator must be evaluated on their cane type.
It is essential to be aware of the requirements that are within the crane industry. It only takes a short amount of time to update yourself to avoid the possible retaliation of ignoring OSHA Standards.
Read more on the urgency and seriousness of the OSHA enforcement policy