During the 2021 Legislative Session, major changes were made
to §21-3D. HB2008 passed on March 18, 2021, signed by the Governor on
March 27, 2021 and became effective June
16, 2021. The changes are reflected below.
The following sections were repealed:
§21-3D-4 Minimum certification
§21-3D-5 Denial, suspension,
revocation, or reinstatement of certification.
§21-3D-6 Effect of accident
The following sections were amended:
§21-3D-3 Inapplicability of
§21-3D-8 Crane Operator
Certification Fund fees; disposition of funds.
- The WV Crane Operator
Certification Requirement was repealed and will no longer be accepted to meet the OSHA standard;
- On or after June
16, 2021, the WV Division of Labor will no longer accept or process
applications and/or payments. All payments will be returned via mail;
- All WV Crane Operator
Certifications issued in 2021 will expire January 1, 2022; and
- Employers must
ensure ALL crane operators are trained, certified/licensed, and evaluated
according to OSHA Regulation 29 C.F.R. §1926.1427 Subpart CC.
For more information, visit www.osha.gov/cranes-derricks-construction or contact
Safety and Health Administration – United States Department of Labor
Street, Suite 407