Crane Operator Certification

What You Need To Do Now

Rule Implementation: November 10, 2017
MEMBER ALERT: Increased Likelihood of 1-Year Delay


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all crane operators be certified by November 10, 2017. Planning ahead will enable your sign business to get the training and certification needed at the lowest cost and with the smallest disruption to staff and workflow.

ISA recently alerted members to a potential one-year delay to the OSHA crane operator certification November 2017 deadline. An OSHA advisory panel recommended extending the compliance deadline twelve months to November 2018.

On July 20, 2017, OSHA published updates expected in the next six months for the Crane Operator Qualification in Construction in the semiannual federal Regulatory Agenda. Here is the important language that now appears: “OSHA will issue an extension of the effective date for one year to allow adequate time for the proposed rule to be published and finalized. Employers will continue to benefit from the protections of the current requirements during the delay.”

This is a clear indication that the U.S. Department of Labor intends to act in accordance with the OSHA advisory panel recommendation. OSHA will still need to take several steps for this 12-month extension to become official, and ISA will notify you when that occurs.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kenny Peskin ([email protected]).


Here’s what you need to start thinking about in advance of the Crane Operator Certification rule coming into effect.

Printable FAQs and Checklist



Webinar Recording

One of the most sweeping regulations to impact the sign, graphics and visual communications industry is rapidly approaching – the OSHA mandate that all crane operators must be certified by November 10, 2017. The OSHA requirements are mandatory and violations could result in significant fines and grounding of your equipment. Join Phil Doud (Altec Industries) and Kenny Peskin (ISA) to learn how this rule will affect your business and employees.

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Speakers: Phil Doud, Altec Industries; Kenny Peskin, ISA

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