Connecticut does not have has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for private sector employers; private sector employers are regulated under federal occupational safety rules for cranes and derricks in construction. Operators of cranes and hoisting equipment used in construction, demolition, or excavation work must be licensed to operate such equipment under the state’s licensing rules. Every crane operator apprentice must carry a valid certificate of registration for a license.
Public sector (state and municipal government offices and operations) employers are regulated under state rules for cranes and derricks in construction. Connecticut does have has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for public sector employers. The state has adopted the federal rules, except that operators of cranes and hoisting equipment must be licensed or certified under the state’s rules for crane and hoisting equipment operator licensing.
The state Department of Public Safety, Office of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of License and Permits administers the crane and hoisting equipment operator licensing rules.
See the state requirements for crane and hoisting equipment operator licensing on the CT Department of Public Safety website at http://www.ct.gov/dcs/cwp/view.asp?a=4489&q=529808.