OSHA announces deadlines for two rules

The first deadline pertains to submitting injury and illness data while the second is for crane and derricks certification.

December 1, 2017
CDR Staff
Construction Demolition Legislation & Regulations
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, has announced new dates for two rules that will affect the demolition industry, a blog post by the National Demolition Association (NDA) in Washington says. The first deadline pertains to the submittal of injury and illness data for 2016 while the second is the deadline for crane and derricks certification.

The blog post says OSHA has extended the deadline that employers must electronically report injury or illnesses for 2016 to Dec. 15, 2017. Employers can submit this data through the Injury Tracking Application. NDA says it previously submitted written comments to OSHA in support of the deadline extension.

The final rule on electronic reporting requires certain employers to submit the information that are already required to keep under OSHA regulation, the blog post says. Unless an employer is under federal jurisdiction, parties in California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wyoming are not required to electronically submit data.

OSHA also announced a new deadline for employers to ensure crane operators are certified by one year until Nov. 10, 2018, the blog post says. OSHA is extending its employer duty to make sure crane operators are competent enough to operate a crane safely for the same period.