The following is an excerpt from an article original published by cranehotline.com
OSHA’s Directorate of Construction has temporarily stopped accepting certifications that are issued by Crane Institute Certification (CIC) after Dec. 2.
OSHA is recognizing CIC certifications issued up to that date.
The temporary enforcement policy comes as a result of CIC’s accreditation having lapsed while its latest application for accreditation is in process.
OSHA requires organizations that certify crane operators to meet the requirements in 29 CFR 1926.1427(d) to be accredited in order to assure that the certification process meets required standards.
OSHA’s temporary enforcement memo says that although CIC is not currently accredited, OSHA recognizes that CIC was previously properly accredited and that CIC expects to receive accreditation in the next few months.