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OSHA Final Rule on Cranes and Derricks in Underground Construction and Demolition

Posted in on Tue, May 21, 2013

In August 2012, OSHA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and companion direct final rule that proposed applying the requirements in OSHA’s 2010 cranes and derricks construction standard to underground construction work and  demolition work. The notice of proposed rulemaking also proposed to correct inadvertent errors in the underground construction and demolition standards. After receiving a comment recommending that OSHA clarify the proposed regulatory text of the demolition standard, OSHA clarified the text and is issuing this final rule to apply the cranes and derricks standard to underground construction work and demolition work.  The final rule became effective May 23, 2013. Petitions for review of the final rule are due June 24, 2013.

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