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OSHA attempts to negotiate new crane and derrick rule

OSHA is establishing a Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to develop a new, proposed construction safety standard for cranes and derricks.

The committee will function as a part of OSHA's rulemaking process to revise the existing standards for cranes and derricks in construction. Members of the committee will identify key issues, evaluate their importance, analyze the information necessary to resolve the issues, and work to reach a consensus on the coverage and the substance of a proposed rule.

If the committee reaches a consensus on a proposed rule, the proposed regulatory text will be submitted to OSHA chief John Henshaw and then be published for public comment.

The advisory committee may consist of up to 25 members and a facilitator who will chair the meetings in an impartial manner. OSHA will be a member of the committee.

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