Canada/European Union Crane Operator Credential MRA Project Moves Forward
Archive for 2017
The preliminary revision of Guideline G14.34.1 Operator certification was posted on the WorkSafeBC website on November 21, 2017. Click the link below for the complete guideline.
“Crane operator certification is administered through the British Columbia Association for Crane Safety (BC Crane Safety). As the administrator, BC Crane Safety is responsible for the certification process; including application, assessment, quality assurance, and maintenance of the certification scheme. BC Crane Safety has the authority to issue crane operator certification in B.C.”
OSHA has issued a final rule to delay the deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified and competent to November 10, 2018. By delaying the deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year, and by extending the employer duty to ensure crane operators are competent until that same date, the rule avoids disrupting the construction industry and allows OSHA time to complete a related crane standard rulemaking addressing these and other issues.
More information is available in the Federal Register notice, available here.
The European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) newsletter is now available. It includes information on the ECOL foundation and benefits of the licence.
The newsletter is available in three languages:
National harmonization efforts are underway in the Atlantic provinces, but there is still a long road ahead. Click here to read the full article.