March 26, 2019
The safety and protection of workers is the top priority for managers at electric cooperatives. Prioritizing safety means stay up-to-date on regulations requiring training and evaluation of employees operating equipment. OSHA recently updated the agency's standard for cranes and derricks in construction to ensure the competency of crane operators through training, certification and evaluation. OSHA is also updating a provision that required different levels of certification based on the lifting capacity of equipment.