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Washington Central

Welcome to Washington Central, your "one-stop shop" for certification news from the state.  This page has been developed to provide you with valuable information about the Washington state requirement and provide timely updates to such issues as training and enforcement.

Washington State Construction Crane Certifier Examination Materials:

Washington State Crane-Related News:

  • Washington Rigger Qualification Requirements Go into Effect—Federal OSHA may have been content to merely require riggers to be qualified without expanding on the training or evaluation process required to attain qualification—not so an increasing number of jurisdictions that are going “above and beyond” the federal requirement.
  • NCCCO Releases Test for Washington State Crane Certifiers—Under an agreement with Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), the National Commission for Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) recently compiled and made available accreditation exams for crane certifiers.
  • Washington State Says Many Cranes Don't Meet New Certification Requirements.—Washington State’s Department of Labor & Industries has reminded businesses that new crane safety standards taking effect Jan. 1 require construction cranes in Washington to be certified. However, of an estimated 7,000 cranes used in construction in the state, only 700 have been certified, including just 20 tower cranes.

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