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  • Mobile Crane Operator, Tower Crane Operator, and Practical Examiner Accreditation Refresher—Operator Programs Workshops Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in Harrisburg, PA:
       • Mobile Crane Operator to be held April 309–May 2, 2019 SOLD OUT!
       • Tower Crane Operator to be held May 3–4, 2019
       • Practical Examiner Accreditation Refresher—Operator Programs to be held
         April 29, 2019
  • Navigating the Evaluation Maze
    You’ve read the Final Rule, OSHA’s FAQs, and the NCCCO Employers Guides. You’ve watched the SC&RA webinar and reviewed the Employer Evaluation Forms. You’ve even taken a stab at scanning the Preamble. But you still have questions.
  • Certification Surges for Knucklebooms
    If NCCCO’s experience is anything to go by, there are going to be a lot more truck drivers carrying a CCO card on the nation’s highways in coming months—at least those equipped with articulating boom cranes (knucklebooms).
  • OSHA Delays Crane Operator Evaluation Documentation Requirement
    In response to industry requests, OSHA has announced it is delaying full enforcement of its requirement for employers to evaluate their crane operators. During the first 60 days of enforcement (until April 15, 2019), OSHA will evaluate good faith efforts taken by employers in their attempt to meet the new documentation requirements for operators of cranes used in construction.
  • Brent to Step Down as CEO of NCCCO
    Leaving after 23 years to head up new foundation
    Graham Brent will step down as CEO of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) effective July 1 to take up leadership of the recently formed NCCCO Foundation.
  • NCCCO By the Numbers
    A statistical review of NCCCO activity in 2018.
  • Certifications for Drill Rig Operators Introduced
    The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and the International Association for Foundation Drilling (ADSC) have jointly announced the introduction of a certification program for operators of drill rig equipment.
  • OSHA Crane Operator Certification: Five Things You Need to Know
    Eight years after the rule was originally published, and fully 15 years after the Cranes and Derricks Advisory Committee (C-DAC) finished its revision of the crane rule, OSHA’s requirement for construction crane operators to be certified has come into effect. We look at five key elements of the final rule.
  • NCCCO Publishes Employer Guides to the New Crane Rule
    Following the publication last week of OSHA’s Final Rule on crane operator qualifications, and the triggering, on November 10, of the requirement for crane operators to be certified nationwide, NCCCO has published three Employer Guides, one each on the training, certification, and evaluation requirements covered by the Rule.
  • Final Rule on OSHA Crane Operator Certification Published
    Following the publication in the Federal Register of the Final Rule for the qualification of crane operators, OSHA has provided further guidance and clarification on the effective dates of its new qualification requirements for crane operators. The two most important dates to be aware of are: November 10, 2018—Crane operators must be certified, and February 7, 2019—Employers must evaluate their crane operators.
  • Certification Forum Exceeds Expectations
    All the latest news and views on crane operator certification, program integrity, and a host of related matters were the focus of NCCCO’s Third Annual Forum on Personnel Qualifications that took place October 3 in Baltimore, MD.
  • Audits Set Record Pace
    NCCCO Auditors have been conducting practical exam audits at a record pace in 2018, with 307 completed during the first three quarters of the year.
  • International Activity Continues Apace
    NCCCO representatives continue to actively participate in the international certification and accreditation community with recent staff representation at the annual meeting of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) in Singapore; a special presentation to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower; the annual conference of the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA); a workshop for Zambian government officials on regulatory decision making in Lusaka; and a keynote presentation at the 2018 International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA)
  • Signs of a Younger Workforce Emerge
    If preliminary CCO certification statistics for the first half of this year are any indication, there may be some reason to believe a new generation of crane operators could be beginning to emerge.
  • NCCCO Establishes New Violation Report Hotline
    Violations of a certification body’s policies, including the code of ethics and substance abuse policy, can threaten the trustworthiness of a certification program and erode its integrity. NCCCO has always taken such matters very seriously and in line with its policy of continuing improvement, has announced two major enhancements to its program integrity tools.
  • ANSI Reaccredits NCCCO
    Third five-year review is testimony to CCO certification integrity
    After a top-to-bottom review of National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators’ (NCCCO) certification programs and internal procedures, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has reaffirmed the accreditation of all 11 CCO certification programs that NCCCO has submitted to ANSI for review.
  • Investigation and Verification
    NCCCO provides employers with key tools to preserve the integrity of the CCO certification process including an online tool to verify CCO cardholders' current certification status.
  • NCCCO Presents Its Official CONEXPO 2017 Video
    View the official NCCCO at CONEXPO 2017 Video highlighting all of NCCCO's activities.
  • 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.



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