NCCCO

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has awarded its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to its founding CEO, Graham Brent. Brent, who recently stepped down from NCCCO to lead the NCCCO Foundation, had served as the organization's chief executive since 1996.

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) will implement a streamlined fee structure for its certification and recertification exams. For paper/pencil tests (PPT) and practical exams, the new prices will take effect for all test dates on or after Jan.

Mike Becker, CCO trainer at Stephenson Equipment's Harrisburg branch, was appointed to the PA Board of Crane Operators in March 2018. The primary purpose of the Board is to assure all crane operators in Pennsylvania are certified and subsequently licensed.

Federal OSHA may have delayed its crane operator certification requirement for another year, but that's no reason not to pursue training and certification. That's the stark message from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), the nation's leader in accredited certification for crane operators and other personnel who work with and around cranes, in two publications the organization has just released.

OSHA published a Final Rule Nov. 9 delaying its deadline for crane operators to be certified by one year until November 10, 2018. OSHA is also extending its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same one-year period.