By : 
Tom Reardon

Many of us have experienced the concern prompted by crane inspection reports listing discrepancies as Ocupational Safety and Health Administration violations. Not all of these reports are accurate.

By : 
Lucy Perry

This fall, we learned OSHA had agreed not to enforce the Cranes & Derricks in Construction rule as it pertained to digger derrick operations. After Edison Electric Institute challenged OSHA, the agency backed down. The result is no digger derrick operator working in the utility industry will have to be certified while doing construction work. So the next question is whether OSHA will make similar exemptions for companies in general industry that only occasionally perform construction work with a crane.