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August 2013

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Work suspended on a small-capacity crane operator training rule

Oregon OSHA is not moving forward with a proposed small capacity crane operator safety-training rule. Stakeholders recommended discontinuing work on the rule as a result of an expansion of training options and a delay by federal OSHA until Nov. 10, 2017.

In December 2012, Oregon OSHA proposed the new rule (Crane operator safety training requirements, 437-002-0231) governing crane operator safety training for small-capacity cranes. After three public hearings in January 2013 and a comment period that extended until Feb. 21, 2013, Oregon OSHA announced the agency would not continue with the rulemaking.

Federal OSHA is considering addressing concerns about crane operator qualification and certification requirements in future rulemaking.

Congratulations to the new SHARP company:

Suterra LLC

Suterra LLC, Bend

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