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Chapter 3.2. California Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (CAL/OSHA)
Subchapter 2. Regulations of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health

Article 11. License Requirements--Crane and Derrick Certification

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§344.60. Licensing of Certifiers of Cranes and Derricks--Requirements.

(a) Any person engaging in the testing, examination and/or certification of cranes, including but not limited to tower cranes, or derricks, used in lifting service exceeding three tons rated capacity, as defined in section 4885 of title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, as required pursuant to Labor Code section 7375 and sections 5020 through 5025 of title 8 of the California Code of Regulations shall apply for and obtain a license from the Division pursuant to this article or be approved by the Division to work as a surveyor under a license issued pursuant to this article prior to engaging in such activities.

(1) For the purposes of this article a "licensed certifier" refers to any individual or agency holding a license pursuant to this article.

(2) For the purposes of this article "approval", "approved surveyor" or "surveyor" refers to an individual who has been approved to certify cranes only under the authority and supervision of a licensed certifier.

(b) Any person authorized by the Division to certify cranes and/or derricks prior to the effective date of this article may continue to perform services under such authority. Any such authority shall expire, however, in the year 1992. For purposes of the month of expiration in the year 1992, the Division will use the first day of the month in which the authorization was regularly scheduled to expire regardless of year. Any certificating agency or person desiring to continue to provide services pursuant to this article must have applied for and obtained a license from the Division prior to expiration of the existing authorization.

(c) All persons or agencies licensed or approved pursuant to this Article shall comply with the provisions of Labor Code section 7375(c).

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 60.5, 6308 and 7375, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 7375, 7378 and 7379 Labor Code.


1. New section filed 7-15-91 as an emergency; operative 7-15-91 (Register 91, No. 44). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 11-12-91 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

2. Repealer of NOTE in subsection (a) and amendment of subsection (c) and NOTE filed 3-18-92; operative 3-18-92 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 92, No. 13).

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