Notice: Temporary Enforcement Policy Regarding Crane Institute Certification (CIC)

13 December 2019

The Vermont Department of Labor and Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) have acted in accordance with the United States Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which, to avoid industry confusion and potential disruptions of construction crane projects, has issued an enforcement policy for crane operator certifications issued by Crane Institute Certification (CIC).

The policy explains that, although CIC-issued certifications are not compliant with OSHA’s operator certification requirement, OSHA does not intend to cite employers for operating equipment, if their operators, in good faith, obtained CIC-issued certifications prior to December 2, 2019, with the belief the certifications met the standard’s requirements. Until further notice, OSHA will not accept CIC certifications – including re-certifications – issued on or after December 2, 2019.

Please find more details on the policy and OSHA certification information in the links below:


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