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  • Signalperson, Rigger Level I, & Refresher Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in Salt Lake City, UT:
       • Rigger Level I to be held February 27–28, 2019
       • Rigger Refresher to be held February 25, 2019
       • Signalperson to be held February 26, 2019
       • Signalperson Refresher to be held February 26, 2019
  • Mobile 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 Moss Point, MS:
       • Mobile Crane Operator to be held June 18–20, 2019 SOLD OUT!
       • Practical Examiner Accreditation Refresher—Operator Programs to be held
         June 17, 2019
  • Two Decades of OSHA Recognition
    Twenty years almost to the day that OSHA and NCCCO signed their historic agreement officially recognizing CCO certification as an objective assessment of the knowledge and skills of crane operators, representatives from the two agencies sat down again in the very same room at the Department of Labor in Washington D.C. that the Agreement had been signed in.
  • Commissioners Assemble for Spring Meeting
    TNT Crane & Rigging was the host for the 46th Biannual Meeting of the NCCCO Commission held March 29 in Houston, TX, with Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) providing much appreciated additional hospitality.
  • Lift and Move USA in High Gear
    Lift and Move USA—the industry-led initiative that NCCCO sponsors along with SC&RA, the SC&R Foundation, and KHL to address the skills gap in the crane and rigging industry—is kicking off the year in high gear. Lift and Move will hold two events in May 2019.
  • Liebherr Sponsors NCCCO Calculators Again
    For the third consecutive year, Liebherr Cranes is generously providing sponsorship of calculators for NCCCO candidates to use on approved written certification exams at paper-pencil test administrations.
  • NCCCO Presents in Africa, India, and Singapore
    International interest in NCCCO certification and NCCCO’s role in effective regulatory change continues to build.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.



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