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    Proposed Rule
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    Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Crane Safety

OSHA is considering a multi-phased revision of the crane safety provisions of 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart N(Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors) and of 29 CFR 1910, Subpart N, (Materials Handling and Storage). One of the primary areas of concern to the Agency is the limited criteria for crane operator qualifications incorporated by reference into the existing regulations. Other areas OSHA would explore and evaluate include: The need to update parts of the standard dealing with the use, inspection, and maintenance of cranes; the need for a requirement for certification of cranes used on construction sites and general industry sites; and the need for a requirement for certification of riggers and signal persons. OSHA is soliciting quantitative and qualitative data, expert opinions, comments and information regarding crane safety in general, and crane operation qualifications in particular. This information will allow the Agency to evaluate the need for stricter crane operator qualifications criteria, and aid in the development of any other revisions to the existing crane standards may be appropriate. Written comments on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking must be postmarked by February 12, 1993. Comments and information should be submitted in quadruplicate to the Docket Officer, Docket No. S-400 OSHA, room N2634, USDOL, 200 Constitution Ave, . NW,. Washington, DC 20210. Telephone (202) 523-7894. For further information contact Mr. James Foster, OSHA, USDOL, room N3637, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, Telephone (202)523-8151.