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Policy Statements

Substance Abuse Policy

It is the policy of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) that certified personnel shall not perform duties related to their certification while under the influence of any substance that impairs or may reasonably be expected to impair their ability to work safely in the workplace.

This includes alcohol, illegal drugs, look-alike drugs, designer drugs, controlled substances, or any other substance that impairs or may reasonably be expected to impair a certificant’s ability to work safely, including prescribed or over-the-counter substances.

NCCCO-certified personnel shall comply with all substance abuse provisions of applicable federal, state, and local regulations, as well as industry standards, including the substance abuse testing provisions of ASME B30.

For purposes of this policy, a refusal to submit to a required substance abuse test shall be treated in the same manner as a positive test.

It is a condition of certification that those certified by NCCCO attest to their compliance with this Substance Abuse Policy.

Non-compliance with this policy may subject a certificant to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or revocation of their certification status.

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