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Public comment period now open on OSHA's proposed crane rules

October 9 2008

Update: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Labor’s proposed crane rules have been published in the
Federal Registrar.

The public comment period is now open. You may submit your comments to OSHA by visiting the federal regulation portal, or faxing your comment to 202.693.1648.

OSHA announced Oct. 9 that it is kicking off a national crane safety initiative, including a “National Emphasis Program” that would increase targeted inspections of work sites.

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Update:
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Publication of the proposed crane rules is expected either October 9th or 10th, an OSHA representative told The Association of Union Constructors today.

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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor announced September 18 it plans to require crane operators nation-wide to pass a certification test in its first update of crane regulations in nearly four decades.

The public is invited to comment on the proposed rules after they are published in the Federal Registrar. OSHA expects the comment period to open October 3, 2008, according to a statement published on OSHA’s Web site.

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