NCCCO Launches "Committed to Crane Safety" Program

September 20, 2012

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has launched its new Committed to Crane Safety program.

The Committed to Crane Safety program is an employer recognition program developed by NCCCO to recognize employers who have demonstrated their commitment to safety by hiring CCO-certified personnel.

NCCCO recognizes the time, effort, and resources expended by companies in obtaining certification for their crane operators and related personnel. “Crane operators, signalpersons, and riggers receive recognition for their knowledge and skill related to safe crane operations when they are issued a CCO certification card,” said NCCCO chairman, Kerry Hulse. “It is therefore appropriate that safety-conscious employers should also be honored for their commitment to safety.”

Companies that participate in this program have demonstrated that they are committed to crane safety by hiring CCO-certified personnel. They also usually have a hiring policy that requires or strongly encourages CCO certification. In so doing, they identify themselves as companies that strive for excellence in their hiring and training efforts. All companies that successfully qualify for entry into the program receive a special Recognition Package that includes the rights to use the exclusive CCO “Proudly Employing” logo(s), coverage of their efforts in national and local media, and other benefits.

Any company that employs CCO-certified personnel is eligible to apply for the Committed to Crane Safety program. Companies that qualify may work in general construction, crane rental, sign installation, steel erection, manufacturing, machinery installation, and petrochemicals.

To learn more about the NCCCO Committed to Crane Safety program—and apply online—visit the NCCCO website.