Q&A With SC&RA CEO Joel Dandrea
(July 31, 2019)
- ACT Magazine editor D.Ann Shiffler recently interviewed SC&RA CEO Joel Dandrea about a number of issues including the challenges the industry has faced and what the future holds. One of the most important issues to finally come to fruition was the OSHA update of the Crane and Derricks Standard and last year’s issuance of the Final Rule on crane operator certification.
“The Association worked with industry for the past 20 years to update and revise the Cranes and Derricks Standard and ensure OSHA’s final rules are fair, effective and viable,” Dandrea said. “This was a huge undertaking and an industry victory that we were instrumental in accomplishing.”
On the transportation side, SC&RA has helped notch dozens of victories, fostering permit and vehicle configuration/size and weight changes through its UPT2021 initiative, which has led to much greater uniformity. Receiving exemptions from FMCSA on select provisions of the hours of service rules for mobile cranes and specialized transportation was also key.
Dandrea also discussed workforce development efforts, rebuilding the Association’s insurance program and priorities for the crane, rigging and specialized transportation sectors. For the complete interview, click here