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
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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