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From the monthly archives: November 2017

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OSHA delays crane certification requirements until November 2018

  Today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule, Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification Extension, which delays its deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year, from Nov. 10, 2017 to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA is also delaying its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same one-year period. The final rule is effective on Nov. 9, 2017. Background On Aug. 9, 2010, OSHA issued a final rule for cranes and derricks in construction through a negotiated rulemaking process. The final rule required employers to ensure that their crane operators were certified by Nov. 10, 2014. After the final rule was published, several entities informed OSHA that the crane operator certification was insufficient for determining whether an operator could safely operate their equipment on a construction site. In response, OSHA held a number of public meetings to discuss the issue. ...

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment

    Name of product:  Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles Hazard:  The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Remedy:  Replace Recall date:  November 2, 2017 Recall number:  18-022      Consumer Contact:  Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information. Recall Details Description:&nb ...