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  • OSHA Removes Capacity From Operator Certification
    After four years of protests by crane users and manufacturers about OSHA’s requirement that crane operators should be certified according to the capacity of the crane, the federal agency has removed it.
  • ACCSH Reviews OSHA Draft Rule
    The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) met March 31–April 1 in Washington, DC, to review OSHA’s draft proposed regulatory text for crane operator qualification.
  • Mobile Crane Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop Scheduled
    An NCCCO Mobile Crane Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop will be held May 13–15, 2015, in Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Signalperson, Rigger Level I, and Rigger Level II Practical Examiner Workshops Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation and Refresher Workshops to be held in Spring Hope, NC:
       • Signalperson to be held May 4, 2015
       • Rigger Level I to be held May 5–6, 2015
       • Rigger Level II to be held May 7–8, 2015
  • CCO Mobile Crane Operator Written Exams Now Available in Spanish
    In response to numerous industry requests to serve the growing Spanish-speaking construction labor force, NCCCO is making available its CCO Mobile Crane Operator written certification exams in Spanish.
  • NCCCO Elects Directors, Officers for 2015
    The Board of Directors of the National Commission for Directors of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced the industry leaders who will serve NCCCO during 2015.
  • CCO Exams Showcased at 2015 World of Concrete
    Hundreds of attendees of this year's World of Concrete (Las Vegas, February 3-6) stopped by the outdoor area to watch demonstrations of CCO Practical Exams, and dozens of visitors were provided an opportunity to operate an articulating boom crane through a representation of a CCO Practical Exam course.
  • ANSI Accredits CCO Lift Director and Service Truck Crane Operator Certifications
    NCCCO has announced it has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for its CCO Lift Director and CCO Service Truck Crane Operator programs. This brings to 11 the number of CCO certifications that ANSI has accredited.
  • House Pressures OSHA to Act on Crane Operator Requirements
    The House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce, the committee that oversees OSHA’s activities, has written to Assistant Secretary David Michaels expressing concern about OSHA’s use of “capacity” in its crane operator certification requirements.
  • Ethics & Discipline Program Provides Quality Assurance
    NCCCO continues to be active in the investigation of alleged misconduct by NCCCO certificants and others involved in NCCCO programs.
  • New NCCCO Practical Exam Candidate Videos Now Available
    NCCCO has released revised editions of its CCO Practical Exam candidate videos for Mobile Crane Operators, Tower Crane Operators, and Overhead Crane Operators.
  • NCCCO Assists Returning Veterans, Serving Military
    NCCCO has received continued approval from the VA for providing Certified Crane Operator Examinations to veterans as specified under Section 122 of the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-419).
  • VCO Online Verification an Outstanding Success
    Less than two years after becoming available, more than 4,000 individuals representing over 2,700 organizations have registered to use NCCCO’s “Verify CCO Online” (or “VCO”) system, an average of about 170 new users a month.
  • NCCCO Teams Up With SC&RA, KHL for Careers Promotion Event
    Lift & Move USA will promote careers in the U.S. crane, rigging and specialized transport industries.
  • 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.
  • Bridging the Certification Gap
    Tappan Zee Constructors is requiring CCO certification for operators and riggers.
  • NCCCO Developing Pile Driving Rig Operator Certification
    In partnership with the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA), NCCCO is developing a new certification for dedicated pile driving rig operators.
  • NCCCO Elects New Commissioners
    NCCCO has elected two new Commissioners and re-elected a further three to its Commission.
  • NCCCO Joins Coalition Calling on OSHA to Fix Crane Operator Certification Requirements
    Coalition for Crane Operator Safety says lack of effective requirements is jeopardizing jobsite safety, hindering the construction industry and creating compliance issues.
    NCCCO has joined nine other leading construction industry organizations to call on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to correct and reissue long-awaited crane operator certification requirements.
  • Online Directory of Certified Crane Inspectors Established
    As more and more crane inspectors around the country are realizing the benefit of having their knowledge and skills recognized through a nationally accredited and recognized certification program, NCCCO has established an online directory of CCO-certified crane inspectors.
  • Certificant Misconduct Leads to Disciplinary Action
    Unsafe operations, illicit drug use, forgery, and fraud are just four of the ways that CCO-certified crane operators who flout the rules can learn first-hand how the NCCCO disciplinary program works and how, for varying amounts of time—up to and including lifetime bans—they can be deprived of their certification.
  • CCO Crane Inspector Certification Benefits Contractors
    Crane inspector certification continues to gather pace around the country as an increasing number of crane owners and general contractors recognize the benefit of having the skills and knowledge of the personnel inspecting their cranes independently evaluated by a third-party, nationally accredited certification organization.
  • NCCCO Launches New Boom Truck Operator Certification Program
    NCCCO recently made available the first phase of a new CCO certification program specifically designed for boom truck operators. The new CCO Boom Truck—Fixed Cab (BTF) operator certification is a subcategory of the CCO Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab (TSS) certification and was developed specifically for the industries that use these machines such as building supplies, HVAC, sign installation, and tree maintenance.
  • CCO Certified: 100,000 and Counting
    CCO certification reached a historic milestone in May when the 100,000th person to be certified through the nationally accredited program since its launch in April 1996 received his certification card.
  • "Committed to Crane Safety" a Hit with Employers
    More than 60 employers—including more than 10 just in the past few months—have now been recognized by NCCCO for their commitment to crane safety through their hiring of CCO-certified crane operators, riggers, and/or signalpersons.
  • Power Line Safety Card Is Handy Reference
    NCCCO is making available Power Line Safety cards to help operators understand and apply federal OSHA’s new guidelines for operating cranes around power lines.
  • New eSubmit System Speeds Up Certification
    NCCCO has introduced a new system for submitting CCO practical exam score sheets electronically that expedites the scoring and certification process.
  • What Does It Mean to be CCO-certified?
    A certified crane operator is not necessarily CCO-certified. Only NCCCO can provide the widely adopted and recognized CCO certification. While there are other companies that seek to certify crane operators, only one organization—the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)—provides CCO certification. For nearly twenty years, successful completion of the CCO certification requirements has informed the world that a crane operator is certified to NCCCO's high standards. Both "NCCCO" and "CCO" are federally registered trademarks owned by NCCCO and used in connection with education testing and certification. Learn more about CCO certification.

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