To operate a crane you need to submit certain documents including a copy of you Nationally Accredited Crane Certification.
Higher OSHA fines coming for violations at workplaces
Companies next year could be paying significantly more for workplace violations cited by the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the first time in 25 years.
A provision that allows OSHA to hike maximum penalties by about 78 percent was quietly added by
Congress into the budget bill signed by President Barack Obama on Nov. 2. It ties the highest dollar
amount the agency can charge employers to October’s rate of inflation.
Currently, maximum fines are tied to the consumer price index in 1990.
The legislative mandate does not necessarily mean the federal agency will raise fees the maximum amount by the effective date of Aug. 1, 2016. But, given that a hike has been long sought by OSHA Chief David Michaels, many believe it’s likely the increase will be substantial.
Dr. Michaels testifies before Congress on OSHA's efforts to improve workplace safety and health
In testimony to the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on Oct. 7, Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels described how, with limited resources, OSHA
achieves its mission through a balanced approach of standards, compliance assistance, enforcement, outreach and whistleblower protection.
Updated comprehensive guide to OSHA training requirements now available
OSHA has posted a fully updated version of its guide to all agency training
requirements to help employers, safety and health professionals, training directors and others comply with the law and keep workers safe.
Training Requirements in OSHA
Standards* organizes the training requirements into five categories:
General Industry, Maritime, Construction, Agriculture and Federal Employee Programs.
The safety and health training requirements in OSHA standards have prevented countless workplace tragedies by ensuring that workers have the required skills and knowledge to safely do their work. These requirements reflect OSHA's belief
that training is an essential part of every employer's safety and health program for protecting workers from injuries and illnesses. For a list of educational materials available from OSHA, please visit the Publications webpage.
Update on Operator Certification and Recent OSHA Meeting in D.C.
Most of you who read this will be familiar with the draft proposed recently by OSHA regarding
crane operator qualification which would replace the original wording of the 1926 (subpart CC)
This is the section where the operator certification and qualification requirements
are covered. You can go to https://www.osha.gov/doc/accsh/accshcrane.pdf to read the entire
In a nutshell, the draft was a rewrite of what qualifies and/or certifies an equipment operator,
which includes a variety of crane types. In particular, the draft as written would require an
extensive annual evaluation of the operator and require that the operator attend a very strenuous
training program. The 'proposed draft' changed the current wording which states that operators
are to be "certified by type and capacity of equipment" to "operators are to be certified by type of
*It is essential that you check with your local government and confirm that the information listed above is still good today. This information
should only be used as a tool to help you figure out what type of license you need to operate certain types of equipment.