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
OSHA Urged to Act Swiftly on Crane Rule Reopening
In the wake of the announcement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to extend the compliance date for its crane operator certification requirements, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has urged OSHA to pursue the necessary rulemaking without further delay.
IAI is moving, effective June 14!
International Assessment Institute (IAI) is moving its Clearwater, FL office.
NCCCO is pleased to announce Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops for the following CCO certification programs:
Lift Safety Zone to Return at ICUEE 2013
NCCCO will reprise its popular Lift Safety Zone (LSZ) as part of its largest presence ever at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in October.
14th Annual CCO Fun Run Spotlights Crane Safety
58 attendees of the SC&RA Annual Conference came out to show their support for CCO certification programs by participating in the CCO Fun Run, this year called the "Scottsdale Scramble."
NCCCO Launches Service Truck Crane Operator Certification Program
NCCCO recently made available a new CCO certification program for service truck crane operators. See coverage in Construction Equipment Guide.
NCCCO Stands Behind Substance Abuse Policy
NCCCO confirmed that its substance abuse policy remains in full force and effect. The statement was issued in light of the recently passed initiatives in Colorado and Washington permitting the use of marijuana for so-called “recreational” purposes.
NCCCO Launches Online Certification Verification System
NCCCO launched an online system that allows the credentials of CCO-certified individuals to be instantly verified via the Internet.
NCCCO Elects Officers for 2013/2014
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 2013-2014.
Industry Responds to OSHA Testing Ultimatum
Employers across the country appear to be paying heed to the approaching OSHA deadline for construction crane operators to be formally qualified, and are signing up in record numbers for certification exams at test sites nationwide.
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.
Computer-Based Testing Sets New Record
As the number of CCO certification written exams administered since testing began in 1996 passes the 400,000 mark, the percentage of candidates taking CCO tests via NCCCO’s computer-based testing (CBT) option continues its record-setting pace. CBT test volume for 2012 was fully 40% above the previous year’s record and almost eight times that recorded for 2009, the first full year that CBT testing was available nationwide.
Shuttlelift Load Chart to Replace Broderson in Mid-2013
NCCCO will be adding a new Shuttlelift load chart option for the CCO Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab (TSS) specialty exam, which will eventually replace the Broderson load chart option.
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.
Annual NCCCO Auditor Training Ensures CCO Practical Exams Administered Consistently
The NCCCO Auditor Program requires annual training as part of NCCCO’s continuous improvement program. Over the past several months, more than two dozen NCCCO Practical Exam Auditors received refresher training to verify that NCCCO Practical Examiners administer CCO exams consistently and accurately.
NCCCO Crane Inspector Certification Earns ANSI Accreditation
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) has announced that the scope of NCCCO's ANSI accreditation has been expanded to include the CCO Crane Inspector certification program.
ANSI Re-Accredits NCCCO
After a thorough review of NCCCO’s certification programs and internal procedures, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has reaffirmed the accreditation of seven of NCCCO’s personnel certification programs.
NCCCO Introduces New Color-Coded CCO Certification Cards
New Policy Reflects Growth of CCO Programs. NCCCO has announced it will issue color-coded CCO cards for Operators, Riggers, Signalpersons, Crane Inspectors, Practical Examiners, and Auditors.
NCCCO to Issue Separate Certification Cards
Certified Crane Operators to Get Separate Rigger and/or Signalperson Cards. The new cards will also reflect the full five-year certification period for each category.