Lift Safety Zone to Take Center Stage at CONEXPO 2017
CONEXPO is just months away and NCCCO is once again planning a major presence at the international construction exposition and conference. Scheduled for March 7-11, 2017, and located, as usual, in Las Vegas, Nevada, CONEXPO 2017 promises to be a major event with expanded exhibit areas and a packed seminar program.
FTI Commits to CCO Signalperson and Rigger Certifications
The Finishing Trades Institute (FTI)—the education department of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and the Finishing Contractors Association (FCA)—has entered into a formal commitment with the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) to offer to IUPAT members training and testing services leading to CCO Signalperson and Rigger Level I certifications.
NCCCO Administers One Millionth CCO Exam
A remarkable milestone was reached in April with the administration of the 1,000,000th CCO certification examination by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
United Association Members Sign Up for CCO Recertification Program
Five years after the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry adopted the CCO Signalperson certification as the recommended standard for all its members involved with cranes and lifting operations, the first group of certificants is stepping up to be recertified for a further five years.
CCO Recertificants Step Up in Record Numbers
NCCCO reports it is experiencing a rate of recertification far in excess of expectations. An increasing number of recertificants are opting to take their written exams through the computer-based process (CBT).
NCCCO Commission Travels to California for 40th Biannual Meeting
More than 60 NCCCO Commissioners, committee members, and guests gathered in Sacramento, CA, in April for the Commission’s 40th Biannual Meeting.
Signalperson and Rigger Level I Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops Scheduled
NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in Salem, OR:
• Signalperson to be held July 14, 2016
• Rigger Level I to be held July 15–16, 2016
Tower Crane Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop Scheduled
NCCCO is pleased to announce a Tower Crane Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop to be held July 12–13, 2016, in Salem, OR. A one-day refresher will be held on July 11, 2016, for those Practical Examiners needing to re-accredit in any operator program.
Two More Lift & Move USA Career Events Planned
Building on the momentum generated by successful Lift & Move USA career events in Chicago last summer, and Houston in February, two more Lift & Move USA events have been scheduled for 2016.
Certification Provides Career Pathway at Lift & Move USA
The role that certification can play in charting a career path in the crane, rigging, and specialized transport industries was a major theme of the second Lift & Move USA careers event, held in February at the Houston, TX headquarters of TNT Crane & Rigging. More than 650 high school and college students and military veterans learned how vocational training and certification can provide a viable career path as an alternative to four-year collegiate degrees.
IUOE’s Treml Joins Commission, Others Reappointed
Chris Treml, Director of Training at the International Union of Operating Engineers (Washington, DC), has been appointed as an Alternate Commissioner to Bill LaFlamme (IUOE Local 4) on the Commission of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
Auditing Program Remains Central to NCCCO Test Integrity
NCCCO reports that it conducted some 300 audits of its practical exam sites and practical examiners last year, underlining the critical role they continue to play in NCCCO’s test integrity program.
New York City Approves CCO Rigger, Signalperson Certifications
CCO Certification Meets Building Code Requirements
The New York City Department of Buildings has announced it has approved CCO Rigger and Signalperson certifications for use in the City.
World of Concrete Showcases NCCCO; Offers CCO Exams
World of Concrete (Las Vegas, February 1–5) once again provided an opportunity for NCCCO to showcase its ANSI-accredited certification programs. CCO Practical Exams were also available.
Industry Professionals Applauded for Contributions to Crane Safety
NCCCO's "Difference Makers" Take a Bow
Crane industry experts from across the country were recognized for their contributions to crane safety last month at the NCCCO 20th Anniversary Recognition Gala hosted by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.
Free Webinar: Hosting Your Own CCO Examinations—Part 2, Practical Exams
On January 13, NCCCO held a free webinar for those who are interested in conducting CCO practical exam at their own sites.
Industry Forum Focuses on Personnel Qualifications
Operators, Lift Directors, Inspectors all need to be Qualified, Experts Say
The first NCCCO Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications was an unqualified success according to those who attended the event in October. The Forum was the first of its kind in the industry to focus entirely on the qualification of personnel working in construction.
National Wireless Safety Alliance Introduces CCO Rigger and Signalperson Certification Programs
The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced today the official introduction to the wireless industry of CCO Rigger and Signalperson Certification programs. The programs have the distinction of becoming the first two assessment and certification offerings available to the wireless industry’s workforce through the NWSA.
Pile Driving Rig Operator Certification Taking Shape
The 18 members of NCCCO’s Pile Driver Task Force have made significant progress working out the details of a new CCO certification for operators of dedicated pile driving rigs.
NCCCO Launches 4-Star Recertificant Program
NCCCO has introduced its 4-Star Recertificant Program recognizing crane operators who have recertified four times.
Lift Director Qualifications Outlined in Webinar
NCCCO hosted a free webinar August 26 to educate the industry on the specific requirements for Lift Directors. The value of certification in establishing qualification—and the necessary steps that lead to it—was also discussed. View a recording of the webinar
OSHA Removes Capacity From Operator Certification
After four years of protests by crane users and manufacturers about OSHA’s requirement that crane operators should be certified according to the capacity of the crane, the federal agency has removed it.
ACCSH Reviews OSHA Draft Rule
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) met March 31–April 1 in Washington, DC, to review OSHA’s draft proposed regulatory text for crane operator qualification.
CCO-Certified Crane Inspectors Play Vital Role in Crane Safety
NCCCO’s ANSI-accredited CCO Crane Inspector certification is proving to be a valuable tool for those responsible for maintaining the nation’s fleets of cranes.
House Pressures OSHA to Act on Crane Operator Requirements
The House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce, the committee that oversees OSHA’s activities, has written to Assistant Secretary David Michaels expressing concern about OSHA’s use of “capacity” in its crane operator certification requirements.
NCCCO Marks 20 Years of Providing Crane Operator Certification Services to Industry
Two Decades On, Crane-Related Death and Serious Injury Significantly Reduced
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) today announced the 20th anniversary of its professionally developed and nationally accredited personnel certification programs.
What Does It Mean to be CCO-certified?
A certified crane operator is not necessarily CCO-certified. Only NCCCO can provide the widely adopted and recognized CCO certification. While there are other companies that seek to certify crane operators, only one organization—the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)—provides CCO certification. For nearly twenty years, successful completion of the CCO certification requirements has informed the world that a crane operator is certified to NCCCO's high standards. Both "NCCCO" and "CCO" are federally registered trademarks owned by NCCCO and used in connection with education testing and certification. br>
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