The federal government’s updated safety rule for construction crane operators takes effect Dec. 9. The rule mandates that each crane operator be certified by a third-party evaluator on such skills as lifting loads and working with crews attaching loads and signaling where to leave loads (29 C.F.R. 1926 Subpart CC). While UL’s web-based content can support this update, we recommend contacting the vendor that rented/leased/sold hoisting and lifting equipment (cranes, etc.). These companies can provide or make local recommendations on the equipment-specific information and hands-on practical training needed.