The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) held a signing ceremony on May 17, 2010 to finalize OSHA’s formal recognition of the NCCER Crane Operator Certification Program.
WASHINGTON D.C. - The
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Center for
Construction Education and Research (NCCER) held a signing ceremony on May 17,
2010 to finalize OSHA’s formal recognition of the NCCER Crane Operator
Certification Program. The ceremony was held in the Department of Labor Building
in Washington, D.C. Attendees of the event included the following key industry
leaders representing Washington, D.C and the construction industry: Ted Blanton,
President, North American Crane Bureau; Scott Cooper, Vice President, Government
Relations, American National Standards Institute; Steve Greene, Vice-President,
NCCER; Tim Johnson, Director of Government Outreach, NCCER; David Michaels, US
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.
The voluntary agreement between
OSHA and NCCER will 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
For more information on OSHA’s
recognition of the NCCER Crane Operator Certification Program, visit nccer.org/crane.