NCCER, OSHA back crane safety

01 June 2010

(Top left to right) Steve Greene, NCCER; Kirk Pickerel, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.; B

(Top left to right) Steve Greene, NCCER; Kirk Pickerel, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.; Bill Parsons, OSHA; Ted Blanton, North American Crane Bureau; Scott Cooper, American National Standar

The National center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed a formal recognition of NCCER's Crane Operator Certification Program.

"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, actin director for OSHA's Directorate of Construction.

The voluntary agreement between the two parties will be a huge benefit to the industry, said NCCER president Don Whyte.

"Certification of crane operators is critical to elevating crane safety in our industry," Whyte said. "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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