Pennsylvania Governor Signs Crane Bill

Governor Edward Rendell yesterday signed 31bills into law, including one bill related to the operation of cranes.

House Bill 647 establishes the Crane Operator Licensure Act and establishes a seven-member State Board of Crane Operators to oversee licensure and discipline of crane operators. Under the new law, no person may operate a crane or present themselves for employment as a crane operator without being licensed by the board; nor shall a business employ an individual to operate a crane unless he or she is licensed.