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OSHA Exempts Monorail Hoists and Delays Crane Operator Certification Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has exempted monorail hoists from its crane operator certification rule. In addition, it has issued a one-year extension to its deadline for enforcement of crane operator certification. The extension moves the implementation date from Nov. 10, 2017, to Nov. 10, 2018.

OSHA Crystalline Silica Rule Compliance

An introductory video to compliance with OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica rule for precast concrete plants is available in English and Spanish. The video outlines what employers can do to prevent overexposure. A written silica exposure control plan manual is also available.

Are Exterior Manhole Coatings Necessary?

In aggressive environments, additional protection – such as impervious liners or coatings – may be needed for manholes. However, prior to adding a coating, the customer should take cost and application into consideration.