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News brief: OSHA issues final rule on demolition and underground construction

Hospital Safety Insider, August 23, 2012

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OSHA has issued a direct final rule and notice of proposed rulemaking that applies the requirements of the August 2010 cranes and derricks in construction standard to demolition work and underground construction. The application of this rule will protect workers from hazards associated with hoisting equipment used during construction activities.

The direct final rule, effective Nov. 15, will streamline OSHA’s standards by eliminating the separate cranes and derricks standard, and will correct several errors in the 2010 rule making to make it easier for workers and employers to understand and implement these standards.

 Source: EHSToday



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