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Crane Operator Certification Requirements


OSHA held stakeholder meetings on April 2, 9 a.m. to noon and April 3, 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. 20210. OSHA News Releases, (2013, March 5) and (2013, March 21).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration scheduled two informal stakeholder meetings to solicit comments on the crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC.

Construction crane operator certification, operator qualification, and certification by type and capacity

Meeting Notes and Attendees


April 2 and 3
8:15 Registration
9:00 Welcome and introduction/presentation
Discussion of question #1: Operator certification/qualification
10:30 Break
Discussion of question #2: Type and capacity requirement for operator certification
12:00 End

IUOE petition

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) has requested OSHA amend the "Capacity and Type" language in 1926.1427(b)(1)(ii)(B) and 1926.1427(b)(1). These provisions require different levels of certification based on capacity and type of equipment and deems the operator qualified to operate for which they are certified or for higher-capacity equipment of that type. IUOE Petition [1.92 MB PDF*, 21 pages]

Stakeholder Meeting FAQs

Contact Information

For general information about this meeting or submitting comments or requests to speak:  Directorate of Construction, Room N-3468, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202)-693-2020.

Accessibility Assistance: Contact the OSHA Directorate of Construction at 202-693-2020 for assistance accessing accessing PDF, PPT, and Video materials.

*These files are provided for downloading.