Crane Operator Evaluations

In February 2019 OSHA introduced the mandate that employers evaluate every operator to ensure they are qualified.

The ruling is recorded under the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard in 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC.

It establishes that it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that each Mobile Crane Operator is

(1) trained to operate the crane type(s) for which certification will be issued;

(2) has obtained certification/licensing in accordance with Subpart CC; and

(3) is evaluated by the employer to ensure each operator can safety operate the equipment that will be used.

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CICB Crane Operator Evaluations

As part of its update to Subpart CC, OSHA ruled that the employer must evaluate the crane operator using an individual,

“who has the knowledge, training, and experience necessary to assess equipment operators.” [1926.1427(f)(4)]

Recognizing that not everyone has an employee that meets these requirements, OSHA also allows for an agent of the employer to conduct these evaluations.

With 52 years experience in the industry, CICB offers crane operator evaluations as part of its comprehensive suite of services. To request our evaluation services for your employees, please complete our contact form below.

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