Raising the Bar for Worksite Safety
A new publication from NCCCO documents the evolution of the organization from its deep roots in the industry in the mid-1980s to the global leader in certification that it is today.
NCCCO Announces Call for Nominations for Board of Directors
NCCCO is soliciting nominations through its Nominating Committee for two qualified individuals to serve three-year terms on its Board of Directors starting on July 1, 2020. For the 2020–2022 term, there are two (2) positions to be filled.
25 Years of Making a Difference
NCCCO kicks off its 25th anniversary year with the launch of a new website and 5-Star recertificant recognition program.
NCCCO Signs Agreement with FNRCO for Certification Services in Saudi Arabia
NCCCO and the First National Company (FNRCO) have signed a contractual agreement for the certification of crane operators, riggers, and signalpersons in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
John Zarian Appointed to ANSI PCAC
The ANSI National Accreditation Board has appointed NCCCO General Counsel and Director of Administration, John Zarian, to its Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) responsible for the ANSI Personnel Certification Accreditation program.
Kenny Shinn Honored by NCCCO Commission
Longtime NCCCO Commissioner and Committee member, Kenneth (“Kenny”) J. Shinn, who passed away June 5, was recognized for his contributions to crane safety at the most recent NCCCO Commission Meeting.
NCCCO to Remove Physical (Medical) Requirement for Certification Eligibility
Employers in best position to make determination
NCCCO has announced plans to remove the eligibility requirement for a physical evaluation for candidates for its certification exams, effective January 1, 2020.
Graham Brent Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Lauded for contributions to safety
NCCCO has awarded its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to its founding CEO, Graham Brent.
ANSI Presents NCCCO with Inaugural Workforce Development Award
Cites “Outstanding Accomplishments”
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) received the newly created ANSI Workforce Development and Innovation Award.
Crane Accidents the Focus of CONEXPO
How do you prevent crane accidents, and what do you do if you have one? Two presentations slated for CONEXPO’s Crane & Rigging Education Track to be held next March address those topics in turn.
Demonstrating Safety in Latin America
NCCCO took center stage in the demonstration area at the second-ever CONEXPO Latin America, held October 2–5 in Santiago, Chile.
OSHA Director Ketcham to Keynote at Industry Forum
Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction, Scott Ketcham, will provide the keynote presentation at the forthcoming Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications.
CONEXPO 2020 Education Focus: Responsibilities of Onsite Personnel for Cranes
This presentation by industry expert, Thom Sicklesteel, formerly president of Sicklesteel Cranes and now CEO of NCCCO, will focus on the different responsibilities of individuals on the jobsite, what their roles are, and what training and qualification is necessary to meet the requirements.
NCCCO Promotes Lift Safety at ICUEE
As a leading advocate of jobsite safety and source of information for the industry, NCCCO was again highly visible at this year’s International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE).
A Dozen (More) Reasons to Come to CONEXPO!
The crane-using community will be interested in the 12+ crane and rigging educational sessions at CONEXPO 2020 sponsored by the NCCCO Foundation and the SC&RA.
ANSI Grants NCCCO Continued Accreditation
After a thorough onsite audit of its certification procedures and psychometric protocols, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has granted NCCCO continued accreditation for its more than 20 crane and crane-related personnel certifications.
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.
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.