Regulatory & Standards Issues Articles
OSHA Proposing Extension to Crane Operator Certification Requirements
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it will propose to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years to November 10, 2017.
May 22, 2013 – forconstructionpros.com
Top 5 Things People Want to Know about the OSHA Crane Regs
It's been more than two years since the OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC was issued, yet many in the industry still have questions about the interpretation of the rule and the practicality of compliance with it.
April 24, 2013 – Lift & Access
AEM, CropLife, Ag Engineers Form Coalition
In a move designed to protect ag equipment manufacturers from the cost of complying with multiple sets of burdensome regulations, AEM has joined an industry coalition that will develop relationships and activities related to Plant Protective Products (PPP), including application technologies, placement and control and strategic international standards.
September 24, 2012 – Agri Marketing
International Standards For Pick-Up Balers Announced
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has adopted with deviations international standard ISO 4254-11:2010, Agricultural machinery -Safety - Part 11: Pick-up balers.
March 21, 2012 – Agri Marketing
OSHA, ASSE Alliance Promotes Worker Health and Safety
Renewed alliance addresses non-English or limited English-speaking workers, motor vehicle safety, and awareness of workplace safety and health for public sector employees
March 16, 2012 – Construction Pros
Manfredi & Associates to Release Study on Tier 4 Impact
Manfredi & Associates has announced a multi-client study entitled "Quarantined Markets? The Possible Isolating Impact of U.S. Emission Regulations on Used Construction Equipment Sales and Pricing."
February 15, 2012 – Rental Equipment Register
CARB proposes updates to test procedure modifications for new Tier 4 off-road compression ignition engines
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is proposing updates to the existing test procedures for new off-road diesel engines, primarily to align with similar federal requirements, and requests comments from affected stakeholders prior to releasing the official 45 day notice for the December 2011 Board hearing.
August 29, 2011 – Equipment World
EC proposals on standards
The European Commission (EC) is taking steps which it said would provide more standards in Europe, and faster, but this has provoked a warning that speed should not take preference over quality.
June 2, 2011 – Construction Europe
CARB Offers Loans for Off-road Diesel Vehicles
The Air Resources Board is offering $5M from the federal government's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to assist California small businesses replace, repower or retrofit their off-road diesel vehicles.
May 11, 2011 – Construction Equipment
Regulators demand 'environmentally positive' equipment
The European Commission and US EPA have unveiled a sweeping new set of regulations that will see construction equipment become 'environmentally positive' by 2020. In an unprecedented show of co-operation, officials on both sides of the Atlantic have laid down a challenge that machines must make a positive contribution to air quality, environmental noise and CO2 emissions.
April 1, 2011 – International Construction
U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Withdraws Proposed Interpretation on Occupational Noise
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced that it is withdrawing its proposed interpretation titled "Interpretation of OSHA's Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise."
January 19, 2011 – Compact Equipment Online
California Air Resources Board Votes in Favor of New Diesel Emissions Rules
Michael Kennedy, General Counsel of the Associated General Contractors of America, released the following statement in response to the decision made by the members of the California Air Resources Board to approve significant revisions to its off-road diesel emissions rules:
December 20, 2010 – ForConstructionPros.com
OSHA appoints new head of the Construction Directorate
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, has appointed Jim Maddux as the new director of the agency's Directorate of Construction, effective Monday, Dec. 20, 2010
December 17, 2010 – OSHA
Front-End Loaders Safety Standards Revised By ASABE
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has completed a revision to the front-end loader safety standard.
December 8, 2010 – AgriMarketing
OSHA Posts Rigger, Signalperson Fact Sheets
To provide assistance in complying with its new cranes and derricks regulation, OSHA has posted two fact sheets to its website.
November 1, 2010 – Lift & Access
CARB Amends Off-Road Diesel Emissions Rule
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reports that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has amended the off-road diesel emissions rule, which had been proposed at a previous CARB meeting.
October 29, 2010 – Lift & Access
CARB, AGC discuss emissions rule delay
The California Air Resources Board and the Associated General Contractors of America say they've opened a new agency-industry dialogue with today's announcement that CARB has delayed enforcement of its off-highway emissions rule until January, 2014.
October 8, 2010 – Equipment World
CARB's emissions rules were 'overkill'
Draft proposals and language for new on-road and off-road emissions regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are expected to benefit the equipment rental industry as well as contractors and construction companies, according to the American Rental Association (ARA).
October 8, 2010 – Better Roads
Tier-4 engine technology and what it means
Among many equipment manufacturers at the Farm Progress Show, one of the major pieces of new technology they have in common is Tier-4 engine technology. It makes for fewer emissions from diesel engines and less fuel consumption.
September 9, 2010 – Brownfield
What Are Your Emissions Compliance Options for Tier 0 and Tier 1 Machines?
If in-use non-road emissions regulations may be in your future or if you face other emissions requirements by way of bid specifications or green construction sites, you're likely asking yourself what you can do with Tier 0 and Tier 1 equipment in your fleet. There are a number of options, including repower and machine replacement.
September 3, 2010 – Compact Equipment Online