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  • OSHA Certification Rule Takes Promising Step Forward
    Mandatory crane operator certification came a step closer last month with the submission of OSHA’s proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Demand for CCO Service Truck Crane and Digger Derrick Certifications Soars
    Two of NCCCO’s more recent operator certification programs—for Service Truck Cranes and for Digger Derricks—had their strongest year ever in 2017.
  • NCCCO Participates in Online Credentialing Initiative
    CCO certification is featured prominently in a new online resource designed to allow job seekers and employers search and compare an increasing array of credentials, including degrees, certificates, licenses, certifications, badges, and apprenticeships.
  • NCCCO Introduces "It’s Not Worth the Wait" Program
    Federal OSHA may have delayed its crane operator certification requirement for another year, but that’s no reason not to pursue training and certification.
  • Knuckleboom Cranes Move into Second Place
    Last year CCO Articulating Crane Operator certification became the second most popular CCO certification program (after mobile cranes), reflecting the increased market acceptance of “knucklebooms” (as they are often called) and loaders in the U.S. market.
  • Lift Director Q&A
    Can a crane operator be the lift director? Can you be cited for not having a lift director on the job? Do you need a lift director when it’s just a routine lift?
  • Investigation and Verification
    NCCCO provides employers with key tools to preserve the integrity of the CCO certification process including an online tool to verify CCO cardholders' current certification status.
  • It’s Not Worth the Wait
    The latest delay in OSHA's crane rule is no excuse to postpone certification. Here are five reasons why waiting for the rule to take effect is not a good idea.
  • OSHA Extends Operator Certification Deadline to 2018
    Reaffirms plans to remove capacity from requirement
    On November 9 OSHA published a Final Rule delaying its deadline for crane operators to be certified by one year until November 10, 2018. OSHA is also extending its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same one-year period. The Rule takes effect immediately.
  • Talking About the Certification Delay
    Since November 2017 was supposed to be the month the industry celebrated the milestone of mandatory crane operator certification, American Cranes & Transport checked in with NCCCO CEO Graham Brent to parse the delay and get his take on the future of the rule, if it will happen in 2018, and other issues pertinent to crane operator certification.
  • 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.
  • 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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