SRS Distribution Inc., the McKinney, Texas-based national distributor of roofing and building supply products, recently announced it had been awarded recognition for commitment to worker safety by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators [CCO].

The company said in a release that the Employer Award demonstrates how SRS strives for excellence in its hiring and training efforts, and works hard to earn, maintain, and protect its safety reputation in the industry. 

SRS_CCO Award.png“SRS takes the time and energy to get their personnel CCO certified to the highest certification standard, thereby raising the safety awareness of the entire company,” said CCO CEO Thom Sicklesteel.

CCO’s new Employer Awards are based on testing volume as indicated by candidates on their exam applications. CCO said that SRS qualified for the Employer Award by being within the top 60 companies sending the highest volume of candidates through CCO testing in 2022. The competition pool was comprised of 4,200 employers identified. 

“CCO’s Employer Awards provide a means for safety-conscious employers such as SRS to show their clients, potential clients, and employees that they are serious about safety, and that they have taken proactive steps to ensure that their employees have the knowledge and skills to perform their assigned job duties safely,” said CCO Marketing Director Tara Whittington. 

“CCO is delighted to welcome SRS into this pre-eminent group of companies who have distinguished themselves in their dedication to safety through their commitment to CCO certification,” Whittington added.

What is COO?

CCO was formed in 1995 as an independent, non-profit organization by industry to develop and administer a nationwide program for the certification of load-handling equipment operators and related personnel. 

Since then, CCO has administered over 1.5 million written and practical exams, and issued more than 726,000 ANSI-accredited and OSHA-compliant certifications. According to OSHA, CCO certification helps prevent incidents and accidents and saves more than 30 lives a year. 

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