SST Course Equivalency Announced 03/18/2019
SST Course Equivalency
The DOB has announce Site Safety Training course equivalency. Click here to find the SST Table of DOB-Approved Course Equivalents. On this table are listed which existing worker and license courses can give credit for SST courses.
OSHA Issues Instruction on Enforcement of Crane Operator Certification Requirement
OSHA is now enforcing the requirement that employers must evaluate the competency of their operators before allowing them to operate cranes independently. The agency will offer compliance assistance until April 15 for those employers who have evaluated operators in accordance with the final rule and are making good faith efforts to comply with the new documentation requirement. For more information, click here to read the agency’s enforcement guidance.
OSHA Revises Requirements for Trainers in Outreach Training Program
OSHA has revised the requirements for authorized trainers in the Outreach Training Program. These revisions include eliminating the 90-day grace period after a trainer card expires, and updating the Trainer Code of Conduct and trainer responsibilities. The program trains workers and supervisors to recognize and prevent safety and health hazards on the job, and to understand workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities. The new requirements are effective on April 1, 2019.