NCCER and OSHA Align for Crane Safety
May 20, 2010

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) held a signing ceremony on May 17 to finalize OSHA's formal recognition of the NCCER Crane Operator Certification Program. The voluntary agreement between OSHA and NCCER is expected to have an immediate, significant and beneficial impact on the safe operation of cranes.

"Through this agreement OSHA and NCCER are working together to attain our mutual goal of improving crane safety in the construction industry," said Bill Parsons, acting director for OSHA's directorate of construction.

NCCER president Don 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."

NCCER's Crane Operator Certification Program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the ANSI/ISOIEC 17024 for the following scopes: Industrial/ All Purpose Crane, Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane and Rough Terrain/All Terrain Crane.

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