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May 21, 2018
OSHA issued a proposed rule addressing crane operator certification in construction. Published May 21 in the Federal Register, the rule would permanently extend and clarify employers’ duties to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate equipment through training, certification or licensing, and evaluation.

May 18, 2018
Is it possible to overemphasize the importance of safety conversations between frontline supervisors and the workers who report to them? Perhaps it would be if such conversations were a common occurrence. But according to one source recently cited by OSHA, these exchanges are remarkably rare.
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May 17, 2018
By Amanda J Topping, Senior Editor - EHS

At a recent CONN-OSHA Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Group, David Hoyle, PT, MA, OCS, MTC, CEAS, the national director of Select Medical’s WorkStrategies Program, discussed early symptom intervention as a method of preventing injuries and reducing OSHA recording and reporting of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

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May 22, 2018 (Notice) - OSHA solicited public comments concerning the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard on Permit-Required Confined Spaces.

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OSHA Challenge
According to OSHA's May 21 proposed rule in the Federal Register, who would be primarily responsible for ensuring that crane operators in construction are qualified to operate a crane safely?
• Crane operators
• Employers
• Crane certification programs
• Testing organizations
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