OSHA Publishes Crane and Derrick Proposal

October 9, 2008
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Crane and Derricks (C-DAC) today, October 9, 2008.  On June 13, 2008, OSHA submitted the proposal to OMB, who approved the proposed rule for publication. OSHA established a Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee (C-DAC) under the Negotiated Rulemaking Act (NRA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to assist in the development of the rule. AGC participated as a C-DAC member. During C-DAC, AGC expressed concern over a few areas for the draft proposed rule.  C-DAC reached final conensus on July 9, 2004, all issues were agreed to unanimously, with the exception of AGC's dissent on the Section 1422 Operator Qualification. AGC will have a summary of the Crane and Derrick NPRM shortly.  Public comments for the proposal is due Decemeber 8, 2008 For more information on the history of C-DAC, and the complete NPRM of Cranes and Derricks, please visit Crane and Derricks in Construction and please visit AGC's resources for crane safety for more information.  If you have any questions or comments, please email Michele Myers or call at (703) 837-5410.
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