NCCCO

Manitowoc is honoring 12 Potain dealers for their dedication in providing NCCCO training and certification for self-erecting tower cranes for the industry. Daiane Quinlan, Potain's North American sales director, said that these training programs are crucial for Potain to maintain its high standards when servicing customers, as the self-erecting crane market and demand grows strongly in the region.

The Fifth Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications has been rescheduled for Oct. 29, 2020, as a virtual event, the NCCCO Foundation has announced. As previously reported, Scott Ketcham, director of OSHA's Directorate of Construction, will once again provide the keynote address and participate in a Q&A session that will conclude the conference.

The NCCCO Foundation announced the launch of a web-based directory designed to help employers navigate OSHA's rules on crane operator qualifications. The Most Similar Certifications Directory is designed to assist employers in selecting the most appropriate operator certification for a particular crane when no specific accredited certification is available.

Most employers have a fairly sound understanding of their duties and responsibilities to evaluate their crane operators, a new report published by the NCCCO Foundation suggests. But there are some aspects of the OSHA crane operator qualification rule that give rise to a degree of confusion and misunderstanding.

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) used the mega industry event ConExpo to kick off its celebration of the 25th anniversary of its professionally developed and nationally accredited personnel certification programs.

The NCCCO Foundation announced the launch of a web-based tool designed to help employers navigate OSHA's rules on crane operator qualifications. The tool — a directory of accredited crane operator certification programs entitled the "Who's Accredited? Directory"— is the result of the NCCCO's Foundation's research and education initiative designed to enhance safety and encourage compliance with federal and state safety rules and regulations, said NCCCO Foundation CEO Graham Brent.

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.