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OR OSHA Adopted Changes – Cranes and Derricks

Oregon OSHA – Adopted Changes With Federal OSHA Amendments in Construction to Demolition and Underground Construction

This rulemaking is to keep Oregon OSHA in harmony with recent changes to Federal OSHA’s standards.

Oregon OSHA amendments to 1926.800 as published in the August 17, 2012 Federal Register. This will bring all crane and derrick use in construction work under one subdivision CC, and it will correct the technical errors in the previous rule that substantively altered the demolition and underground construction provisions, and replace subparagraphs 1926.800(t)(1) through (4). The revisions made by this rulemaking will enable Oregon OSHA to cover all cranes and derricks used in construction under subpart CC. These revisions implement the original purpose of the rule and will benefit both employees and employers. Also, in this Federal Register are reference changes to 1926.856 and 1926.858; and will remove subdivision DD.

In December 2012, Oregon OSHA proposed to make the Federal OSHA amendments published in the November 9, 2012 Federal Register, in 1926.1400 to broaden the exemption for digger derricks. However, on February 7, 2013, OSHA published in the Federal Register a withdrawal of the direct final rulemaking (November 9, 2012 Federal Register) and instead, it is moving forward with proposed rulemaking that was published at the same time as the direct final. Therefore, Oregon OSHA is not proceeding with rulemaking concerning the digger derricks exemption at this time.

Oregon OSHA makes these amendments in construction. Here is the link to the rulemaking.

This is Oregon OSHA Administrative Order 1-2013, adopted and effective February 14, 2013.

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