May 16, 2022—The highly anticipated OSHA Compliance Directive for the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard (29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart CC) (dated February 11, 2022) has finally been published.
The Directive provides further insight into OSHA’s intent in some provisions of the rule. Not only does the Compliance Directive reflect the changes OSHA made in 2018, it also addresses elements of the original 2010 standard as well.
The Directive also clarifies scope items related to power industrial trucks (forklifts), digger derricks, and other items.
At the very least, we can expect heightened enforcement of the crane rule, including crane operator, signalperson, rigger, operator evaluator, assembly/disassembly director, and lift director qualifications.
Read the full text of the Compliance Directive.
In the coming weeks CCO will take a deep dive into the compliance document and release additional information to assist the industry in compliance.