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2013 Fall Commissioners Meeting Photo Gallery

On October 15-18, 2013, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators gathered in Baltimore, MD, for its biannual fall meetings. The week of committee meetings concluded on Friday with the full Commission Meeting, attended by nearly 60 Commissioners, Alternate Commissioners, and guests.

The entire group was briefed by NCCCO and International Assessment Institute staff on 2013 NCCCO program highlights, including test development and maintenance, program improvements, program features and performance, program administration, regulatory activity, ethics and discipline activities, an audit program update, and marketing and outreach activities.

Speaking before the traditional Friday luncheon was Jerry Balcom, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Loss Control Manager, who oversees all accident reporting and investigation, accident trend analysis, and lessons-learned. Mr. Balcom explained to the group how the Corps’ experiences in the field and input from industry are driving updates to their crane safety requirements. After lunch Jim Maddux, head of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction, brought the Commissioners up to date on the agency’s decision to reopen the new crane rule (1926 Subpart CC) and its plans moving forward.

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