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Public Utility Company Hoisting Licensure

SECTION 105.   Section 53 of chapter 146 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (e) and inserting in place thereof the following 3 subsections:-

(e) A public utility company that operates self-propelled truck-mounted cranes, derricks and similar hoisting equipment for the maintenance and construction of the company's equipment shall be exempt from this section if the company has: (i) at least 1 supervisory employee who holds a license issued by the department pursuant to this section and who is designated as the responsible person in charge of the hoisting equipment; and (ii) a company provides in-service training program for its employees. This exemption shall only apply if the in-service training program for employees has been approved by the department. The in-service training program may be audited by the department. The public utility company shall issue a company license to each trained and certified employee. The license shall contain a picture of the licensee, a list of the specific hoisting equipment that the licensee has been qualified to operate and the signature of the supervisory employee who holds a department license. The commissioner may adopt rules and regulations to permit operation of additional types of equipment for which employees of exempt public utility companies have been trained and certified in an approved in-service training program.

(f) Any other company that has cranes, derricks and similar hoisting equipment operated only upon public utility company property or equipment shall be exempt from this section if: (i) the company has met the requirements set forth in clauses (i) and (ii) of subsection (e); (ii) the company's employees have obtained a company license from an approved in-service training program of the public utility company for which they are performing work; or (iii) the company's employees are working at the direction of the public utility company and performing work associated with service restoration in connection with a weather or other emergency causing damage to property or equipment. The public utility company shall provide written or electronic notification to the commissioner prior to the commencement of such work.

(g) Any other company that operates hoisting equipment specifically limited to industrial lift trucks, forklifts, overhead cranes and other hoisting equipment, specifically authorized by the department and used exclusively on company property shall be exempt from this section the company has met the requirements of clauses (i) and (ii) of subsection (e) and at least 1 supervisory employee is on site at all times of operation and the supervisory employee holds a license issued by the department under this section and is designated as the responsible person in charge of hoisting equipment during that period of operation.