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NCCCO Launches Crane Operator Certification Directory

The aim is to clarify accreditation status of certification bodies.

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The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators Foundation (NCCCO, Philadelphia) announced the launch of a web-based tool designed to help employers navigate OSHA’s rules on crane operator qualifications.

The tool, a directory of accredited crane operator certification programs entitled the Who’s Accredited? Directory, is the result of the NCCCO’s Foundation’s research and education initiative designed to enhance safety and encourage compliance with federal and state safety rules and regulations, said NCCCO Foundation CEO, Graham Brent.

The Who’s Accredited? Directory is designed to take the guesswork out of determining whether or not a certification organization’s programs are accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body, as OSHA requires in 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC. By following the link on the NCCCO Foundation’s website, employers can check the accreditation status of any certification organization at any time.

The Directory also provides a detailed listing of each accredited certification program offered by the accredited certification organizations, as well as a direct link to the listing maintained by the two accrediting bodies that OSHA recognizes: ANSI and NCCA.

Accreditation is a rigorous and often protracted process,” Brent said, which usually demands a full-court press by the applying organization’s certification team to demonstrate that their certifications comply with the exacting standards established to ensure fair and reliable assessments.

For more information on the NCCCO s Who s Accredited? Directory, click here.

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