Photo courtesy of Howard I. Shapiro and Associates OSHA intends to push back a looming crane operator certification deadline to give regulators time to review the 2010 regulation. Related Links: Viewpoint: OSHA Crane Rules Must Change Viewpoint: OSHA Crane Rules Have Merit Crane operators may have three more years to pass exams while the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration considers reopening its regulation on cranes and derricks. Some safety experts say they are glad to see OSHA reviewing the rules; however, feelings are mixed over the proposed testing delay."Safety has now been sacrificed," says Robert Weiss, vice president of
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.