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  • Mobile Crane Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop Scheduled (Date Change)
    The date has changed for the Mobile Crane Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop to be held in Memphis, TN. It will now be held June 3-5, 2014, with a one-day refresher on June 2, 2014, for Practical Examiners needing to re-accredit.
  • NCCCO Elects Officers for 2014/2015
    The Board of Directors of the National Commission of the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced the industry leaders who will serve the NCCCO Board during 2014-2015.
  • OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Extend Certification Compliance Date
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a long-awaited proposed rule on Friday, February 7, 2014, that would extend the compliance date for its crane operator certification requirement by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The proposal would also extend to the same date the existing phase-in requirement that employers ensure that their operators are qualified to operate the equipment. The 30-day comment period opens Monday, February 10.
    Link to OSHA Rule Reopening Resources Center
  • NCCCO Offers Certification, Safety Demos, Examiner Workshops at CONEXPO 2014
    Also sponsored the Lift Safety Zone and new Crane & Rigging Education Track
    Live equipment demonstrations, nationally accredited certification exams, education sessions, and practical examiner training all added up to make for NCCCO's largest-ever participation at any construction event at the 2014 CONEXPO/CON-AGG.
  • NCCCO Stands Behind Substance Abuse Policy
    As the New Year dawns, substance abuse continues to be a major issue for employers. Notwithstanding the changes in the law permitting the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, NCCCO’s substance abuse policy remains in full force and effect.
  • ANSI Grants NCCCO Continued Accreditation
    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee has voted to grant NCCCO continued accreditation for 2013. NCCCO's security procedures were also commended by ANSI.
  • NCCCO Digger Derrick Operator Certification Earns ANSI Accreditation
    NCCCO's ANSI accreditation has been extended to include the CCO Digger Derrick Operator certification program.
  • Changes to Signalperson Test Administration Procedures Make Exams More Convenient
    NCCCO has introduced a new Signalperson test administration model that allows Practical Examiners to administer practical tests separately from written exams and does not require an IAI Chief Examiner to be present.
  • Mobile Crane Operator Program Adds Shuttlelift Load Chart as a Specialty Exam Option
    NCCCO is adding a new load chart option for the CCO Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab (TSS) specialty exam. The new Shuttlelift load chart is currently available for download and will eventually replace the Broderson load chart as an exam option in 2014.
  • OSHA’s Maddux: “Certification Probably Not Enough”
    Jim Maddux, Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction, speaking to more than 60 NCCCO Commissioners and guests at the 35th Biannual Meeting of the Commission of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, confirmed that OSHA was seeking a postponement to the effective date of the new operator certification/qualification requirement so it could fix the issues that the construction industry had brought to its attention.
  • Annual NCCCO Auditor Training Wraps Up
    An NCCCO Auditor Training Workshop held in Lincolnton, SC, earlier this month was the latest workshop held this year as part of NCCCO's mandatory annual training program for NCCCO Auditors.
  • Articulating Crane Operator Recertification Exams Now Available
    The new articulating crane operator recertification exams are now available via either paper-and-pencil testing or computer-based testing.
  • SC&RA Webinar: What's up with OSHA's Crane Personnel Qualifications?
    NCCCO's Graham Brent recently conducted a webinar for the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association discussing the legal responsibilities for qualifying employees who work with and around cranes. Among the topics covered were two central issues--certifying by crane capacity and whether certification is equivalent to qualification--that prompted OSHA to announce its intention to reopen the crane rule. View a recording of the webinar.
  • Lift Safety Zone a Big Hit at ICUEE 2013
    NCCCO reprised its popular Lift Safety Zone (LSZ) as part of its largest presence ever at the 2013 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), held October 1-3 in Louisville, KY, and attended by more than 16,000 utility industry representatives.
  • NCCCO Issues Improved Log Book
    A revised and improved Crane Operator Experience Log book with a more durable, waterproof cover is now being issued free of charge to all newly CCO-certified crane operators.
  • NCCCO Introduces CCO Lift Director Certification
    NCCCO recently made available a national CCO certification program for Lift Directors. Developed by an 18-member Lift Director Task Force made up of industry veterans and subject-matter experts, as well as psychometricians from International Assessment Institute (IAI), this new multidisciplinary certification has been created in response to requests from industry stakeholders, including crane users, manufacturers, labor, and insurance companies.
  • Verify CCO Online (VCO) System a Major Success
    Less than six months after becoming available, more than 1,200 registrations from over 800 organizations have been received to use NCCCO’s “Verify CCO Online” or “VCO” system.
  • OSHA to Reopen Crane Operator Certification Rule
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced plans to extend the compliance date for its crane operator certification requirement to November 10, 2017, in order to revisit the record on operator certification. The additional three years would, OSHA says, provide time to partially reopen the crane rule to address industry concerns over the “certifying by capacity” requirement and whether certification is equivalent to qualification. Read More
    Link to OSHA Rule Reopening Resources Center
  • NCCCO Launches Service Truck Crane Operator Certification Program
    The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) recently made available a new CCO certification program for service truck crane operators.
  • NCCCO Welcomes "Committed" Employers
    NCCCO’s Employer Recognition Program known as "Committed to Crane Safety" has proved quite popular among employers who have embraced CCO certification as an effective safety tool within their risk management program.
  • NCCCO Elected to Key International Standards Role
    ANSI has approved the appointment of NCCCO as its designated representative responsible for performing the secretariat functions of the ISO TC 96/SC 8 international crane standard subcommittee.

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