Category Archives: Legislative News

Final Rule on OSHA Crane Operator Certification Published

Final Rule on OSHA Crane Operator Certification Published

Following the publication Nov. 9, 2018, in the Federal Register of the Final Rule for the qualification of crane operators, OSHA has provided further guidance and clarification on the effective dates of its new qualification requirements for crane operators. The two most important dates to be aware of are: November 10, 2018 – Crane operators must […]

U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule on crane operator certification requirements

U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule on crane operator certification requirements

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule Nov. 7, that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment. The final rule will maintain safety and health protections for workers while reducing […]

Deleting a single word in OSHA standard could upend lockout/tagout

Deleting a single word in OSHA standard could upend lockout/tagout

Source: Safety Law Matters By Henry Chajet on November 8, 2018 POSTED IN OSHA, RULEMAKING NEWS OSHA may be considering a major change to its lockout/tagout (“LOTO”) rule, which dictates how companies across industries design and service equipment. By deleting a single word, OSHA may force significant changes and increase enforcement and company liability.

Bob Wetta delivers Ghana fact-finding trip report during Washington, D.C. PAC-DBIA meeting held on September 26, 2018

Bob Wetta delivers Ghana fact-finding trip report during Washington, D.C. PAC-DBIA meeting held on September 26, 2018

RESERVE, LA — As a member of the President’s Advisory Council – Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA), DSC Dredge’s Bob Wetta attended the September 26, 2018 fact-finding trip report meeting in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and 13 other U.S. Government officials. Their purpose was to deliberate and adopt the final […]

MSHA issues updates to workplace examination standard

MSHA issues updates to workplace examination standard

Source: EHS Today / David Sparkman / Oct. 16, 2018 The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued enforcement guidance updates to its final rule on examinations of working places in metal and nonmetal mines. Finalized earlier this year, the rule officially went into effect on June 2 but enforcement was delayed until Oct. […]