Final rule expands construction standards to demolition workers
OSHA issued the final rule, effective May 23.
The rule change is aimed at better protecting them against hazards from hoisting equipment.
The provisions regarding operator certification do not take effect until Nov. 10, 2014, the agency said, and OSHA will work with accredited testing organizations to ensure that employers are able to meet the operator-certification requirements.
"Extending this rule to demolition and underground construction work will help save lives and prevent injuries," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health.
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May 28, 2013
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