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Comments sought on proposed rail construction rule

The US Department of Labor (DoL) is seeking comments from industry on a proposed rule in the Cranes & Derricks Construction Standard that relates to railroad construction equipment.

The consultation is in line with an agreement reached in September 2014 between the DoL’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR). The final rule for Cranes & Derricks in Construction was published on 9 August 2010. AAR filed a petition challenging certain requirements affecting railroad roadway work equipment. OSHA and AAR negotiated a settlement agreement that requires OSHA to propose a rule that will provide clarifications and exemptions affecting work on or along railroad tracks.

OSHA said that its proposal will maintain safety and health protections for workers and address employers’ compliance burdens.

Comments on the proposed rule can be submitted electronically at, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Comments may also be submitted by mail or fax. Submissions must be received by 17 September 2018.


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This article was published on 20 Jul 2018 (last updated on 20 Jul 2018).

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