Safety Standards for Cranes and Derricks in Construction

Docket ID: OSHA-2007-0066
Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Parent Agency: Department of Labor (DOL)
This final rule will clarify and simplify OSHA's standards applicable to cranes and derricks in construction by establishing a single set of standards for all construction activities involving cranes and derricks. On August 9, 2010, OSHA issued a Final Rule for Cranes and Derricks in Construction (75 FR 47096), that was originally intended to apply to all crane and derrick use in construction. Rulemaking findings, including the economic analysis, were developed to address all construction work. However, two subsectors of construction work, demolition and underground construction, were exempted from coverage under the new standard, in an effort to ensure that employers involved in those types of work were given sufficient notice to comply with the new rule. These subsectors currently remain covered under the previous rule governing crane and derrick use in construction. This final rule will, therefore, apply the new cranes and derricks rule to both demolition and underground construction work, bringing those subsectors current with the rest of the construction industry. It should be noted that a proposed rule accompanies this direct final rule. Should OSHA receive significant adverse comment on this direct final rule, it will withdraw the direct final rule and proceed with the accompanying proposed rule.
RIN: 1218-AC61
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1926
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 29 USC 653, 655, and 657, 40 USC 3701 et seq, 5 USC 553, Secretary of Labor Order 1-2012 and 29 CFR 1911
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/17/201277 FR 49741
Direct Final Rule08/17/201277 FR 49722
NPRM Comment Period End09/17/2012
Direct Final Rule Effective11/15/2012
Final Rule04/23/201378 FR 23837
Final Rule Effective05/23/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: OSHA-2015-0010, OSHA-2015-0012
Short Title: Cranes and Derricks in Construction
Keyword(s): Cranes and Derricks in Construction, S030, 1218-AC61
Legacy Id: S030, S030A
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Safety Standards

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jun 18, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 05/29/2014
ID: OSHA-2007-0066-0528
Comment Period Closed
Apr 25, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/15/2014
ID: OSHA-2007-0066-0499
Comment Period Closed
Mar 12, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/10/2014
ID: OSHA-2007-0066-0432
Comment Period Closed
Sep 17, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/17/2012
ID: OSHA-2007-0066-0427
Comment Period Closed
Sep 17, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 08/17/2012
ID: OSHA-2007-0066-0426

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/06/2014
ID: OSHA-2007-0066-0538
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/02/2014
ID: OSHA-2007-0066-0537
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/29/2014
ID: OSHA-2007-0066-0525


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Jim Maddux
Director, Directorate of Construction
202 693-2020
202 693-1689 (Fax)
Room N-3468, FP Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210
Washington, DC 20210
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