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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 21, 2018 (Proposed Rule) - OSHA proposed to update its standard for cranes and derricks in construction by permanently extending and clarifying each employer's duty to ensure the competency of crane operators through required training, certification or licensing, and evaluation. OSHA also proposed to remove an existing provision that requires different levels of certification based on rated lifting capacity of equipment.

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OSHA Challenge
According to the Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda, what requirement(s) does OSHA intend to propose removing from its rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses?
• Requiring establishments with 250 or more workers to electronically submit data from Form 300A
• Requiring establishments with 20-249 workers to electronically submit data from Form 300A
• Requiring establishments with 250 or more workers to electronically submit data from Forms 300 and 301
• All of the above
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