National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators
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Mobile Crane Operator to be held January 23–25, 2018 Tower Crane Operator to be held January 26–27, 2018 Practical Examiner Accreditation Refresher—Operator Programs to be held January 22, 2018, for those Practical Examiners needing to re-accredit NCCCO reviews all potential participants’ applications before admission to the Workshop is granted....

December 2017—Crane safety and operator qualifications were high on the agenda at a meeting of senior personnel from NCCCO and Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM) in November. Through its Workplace Safety and Health Council, MoM has been highly proactive in recent years identifying areas of greatest risk for Singapore’s crane-using industries...

December 2017—New York City is in the process of enacting new qualification requirements for lift directors during lifting operations and other crane-related activities. The Bill, 1431-2017, which amends the city’s Administrative Code, has been approved by the City Council and has been sent to Mayor Bill de Blasio. Once enacted, Lift Directors will...

December 2017—OSHA has issued special guidance regarding monorail hoists and the applicability of the crane standards found in 1926 Subpart CC. In its memorandum to all OSHA regional and state plans administrators, OSHA announced that it would not apply Subpart CC to these types of machines. Instead, other OSHA regulations, such as 1926.554 and...

December 2017—NCCCO participated in the sixth World Crane and Transport Summit (WCTS) in Amsterdam in November. NCCCO is an official supporter of the event along with several international crane and transport associations. The two-day Summit attracted more than 250 high quality industry professionals from around the world. Workforce development and...

—NCCCO CEO Graham Brent addressed delegates at two conferences in October in conjunction with World Standards Week 2017. Held two weeks apart in Washington DC and in Singapore, the conferences were designed to highlight the manner in which properly developed standards could reduce risk in the workplace while at the same time promoting...

—A new nationwide initiative, Credential Engine, unveiled tools and services recently that it is hoped will pave the way to a new level of transparency for educators, employers, students, and workers looking to navigate the postsecondary credentialing system. A main feature is the first-of-its-kind centralized credential data platform called the...

December 2017—The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has again approved NCCCO’s certification exams as eligible for reimbursement through the VA for those who qualify. All 37 CCO exam options have been approved. NCCCO originally gained approval through the VA in 2001. The VA has recently revamped its approval process and required additional review...

—For the second year running, Liebherr USA has agreed to sponsor the calculators used on CCO certification exams. For security reasons, candidates are not permitted to bring their own calculators into the testing room, and so they are provided with basic four-function calculators at no cost when taking certain paper-and-pencil specialty written...

—NCCCO participated in the annual meeting of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) held in Vancouver, British Columbia, in October. The meeting, which attracted representatives of standards and accrediting bodies from all over the world, featured two important sessions on compliance with ISO 17024, the international standard that NCCCO is...