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OSHA Recognizes NCCER Crane Operator Certification Program

OSHA Recognizes NCCER Crane Operator Certification Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) finalized OSHA’s formal recognition of the NCCER Crane Operator Certification Program in a signing ceremony this month in the Department of Labor Building in Washington, D.C. The voluntary agreement between OSHA and NCCER will have an immediate, significant and beneficial impact on the safe operation of cranes.

Attendees of the event included key Ted Blanton, president, North American Crane Bureau; Scott Cooper, vice president, government relations, American National Standards Institute (ANSI); Steve Greene, vice-president, NCCER; Tim Johnson, director of government outreach, NCCER; David Michaels, U.S. assistant secretary of labor for OSHA; Bill Parsons, acting director for OSHA’s directorate of construction; Kirk Pickerel, president/CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.; Steve Sandherr, president/CEO, Associated General Contractors of America; and Don Whyte, president, NCCER.

“Through this agreement OSHA and NCCER are working together to attain our mutual goal of improving crane safety in the construction industry,” said Parsons. Whyte said that the OSHA recognition for the Crane Operator Certification Program will provide significant benefit to the industry. “Certification of crane operators is critical to elevating crane safety in our industry. Having the OSHA stamp of approval further validates that our program meets the highest certification standards for crane operators," he added.

NCCER’s Crane Operator Certification Program is accredited by ANSI under the ANSI/ISOIEC 17024 for Industrial/ All Purpose Crane, Rubber-Tire Truck-Mount Crane, and Rough-Terrain/All-Terrain Crane.


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