National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators and National Wireless Safety Alliance Announce Partnership
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced that they have entered into a professional partnership for the development and administration of nationally accredited certification programs.
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.
First Lift & Move USA a “Huge Success”
The first Lift & Move USA careers event, held June 16–17 in Chicago, Illinois, has been deemed an overwhelming success by attendees and organizers. More than 140 delegates attended, including around 100 students and veterans.
The National Safety Council Selects NCCCO for Congress
NCCCO has been selected to present a paper at the National Safety Council’s annual Congress later this year detailing the “lessons learned” from two decades of crane operator certification.
Manitowoc Cranes Sponsors Calculators for Use on CCO Exams
In support of NCCCO's policy of providing calculators for certain CCO written exams, Manitowoc Cranes has agreed to provide 10,000 calculators for candidates’ use.
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.
NCCCO Safety Conference Scheduled for CONEXPO Latin America
An international line-up of experts is being assembled by NCCCO for the NCCCO Crane and Rigging Professional Safety Conference to be held in conjunction with the inaugural CONEXPO Latin America (CELA) conference and exhibition, October 21–24, 2015, in Santiago, Chile.
Buckner Cranes Sponsors NCCCO 20th Anniversary Recognition Run
For the 16th year in a row, Buckner HeavyLift Cranes (Graham, NC) sponsored the annual NCCCO Fun Run at the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) Annual Conference on April 15, 2015, in Carlsbad, California.
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 McDonough, GA:
• Signalperson to be held September 1, 2015
• Rigger Level I to be held September 2–3, 2015
CCO Recertification Sets New Records
Candidates are signing up in record numbers to take their CCO recertification examinations. “2014 was an exceptionally active year for recertification,” said NCCCO CEO Graham Brent.
CCO Mobile Crane Operator Written Exams Now Available in Spanish
In response to numerous industry requests to serve the growing Spanish-speaking construction labor force, NCCCO is making available its CCO Mobile Crane Operator written certification exams in Spanish.
ANSI Accredits CCO Lift Director and Service Truck Crane Operator Certifications
NCCCO has announced it has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for its CCO Lift Director and CCO Service Truck Crane Operator programs. This brings to 11 the number of CCO certifications that ANSI has accredited.
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.
Ethics & Discipline Program Provides Quality Assurance
NCCCO continues to be active in the investigation of alleged misconduct by NCCCO certificants and others involved in NCCCO programs.
New NCCCO Practical Exam Candidate Videos Now Available
NCCCO has released revised editions of its CCO Practical Exam candidate videos for
Mobile Crane Operators, Tower Crane Operators, and Overhead Crane Operators.
NCCCO Assists Returning Veterans, Serving Military
NCCCO has received continued approval from the VA for providing Certified Crane Operator Examinations to veterans as specified under Section 122 of the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-419).
VCO Online Verification an Outstanding Success
Less than two years after becoming available, more than 4,000 individuals representing over 2,700 organizations have registered to use NCCCO’s “Verify CCO Online” (or “VCO”) system, an average of about 170 new users a month.
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.
Bridging the Certification Gap
Tappan Zee Constructors is requiring CCO certification for operators and riggers.
NCCCO Developing Pile Driving Rig Operator Certification
In partnership with the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA), NCCCO is developing a new certification for dedicated pile driving rig operators.
NCCCO Joins Coalition Calling on OSHA to Fix Crane Operator Certification Requirements
Coalition for Crane Operator Safety says lack of effective requirements is jeopardizing jobsite safety, hindering the construction industry and creating compliance issues.
NCCCO has joined nine other leading construction industry organizations to call on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to correct and reissue long-awaited crane operator certification requirements.
Online Directory of Certified Crane Inspectors Established
As more and more crane inspectors around the country are realizing the benefit of having their knowledge and skills recognized through a nationally accredited and recognized certification program, NCCCO has established an online directory of CCO-certified crane inspectors.
Power Line Safety Card Is Handy Reference
NCCCO is making available Power Line Safety cards to help operators understand and apply federal OSHA’s new guidelines for operating cranes around power lines.
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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