The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a temporary enforcement policy for crane operator certifications issued by Crane Institute Certification (CIC). As we know, OSHA requires crane operators that are engaged in construction activity “to be certified by an entity accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.” According to OSHA, CIC no longer holds such such accreditation. Additional notes include:
- OSHA does not intent to cite employers for operating equipment that violates that requirement if their operators, in good faith, obtained a CIC-issued certification prior to December 2, 2019.
- Until further notice, OSHA will not accept CIC certifications, including re-certifications, issued on or after December 2, 2019.
For more information on this temporary enforcement policy, visit the OSHA site here.