March 2013 - 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.
Since the program was launched last summer, the number of participants has more than doubled, said NCCCO Program Manager, Communications, Tara Whittington. Among the latest firms to be inducted are: Allied Crane, Wichita, KS; Altoona Neon & Sign Service, Altoona, PA; Connelly Crane Rental Corp., Detroit, MI; Heaton Erecting, Forest Park, GA; Lamar Advertising, Baton Rouge, LA; Sterett Crane & Rigging, Owensboro, KY; and Trench Plate Rental Co., Newark, CA.
The more than 30 companies currently participating collectively account for over 3,000 CCO certified crane operators and more than 1,000 certified riggers and signalpersons. “The diversity of Committed to Crane Safety” member companies reflects the broadening appeal of CCO certification among industries who use cranes for a wide variety of construction work,” said Whittington, “including sign installation and trench work.” This has had implications, she said, far beyond CCO mainstream crane programs “to the equally effective certified rigger and certified signalperson” credentials. “It’s only appropriate that NCCCO recognizes these employers for all their efforts and their commitment to crane safety.”