It is necessary to get crane certification Maryland. A new rule has come out regarding it from OSHA. It includes new requirements for those who operate cranes. The rules regarding crane operation have not changed since 1971. That is forty years without a change, and the construction industry saw the need to update those rules, in terms of safety. It involves the set up, disassembly, inspection and operation of the crane. The need for certifying was sought to answer the many accidents and sometimes fatalities involving cranes. The most common are electrocution, crushing, collapse, overturning and people being struck by them. The point is to make working with cranes safer for the operator, those who are near it and to make the construction site safer in general. These new requirements by OSHA go into effect November 8, 2010. Employers will have an additional four years to come into compliance. Each employee will need to be certified by a crane operator testing facility that is accredited or be qualified by an audited employer program. The same facility that will certify employees can certify employers to administer training.