With OSHA’s November crane operator certification deadline looming, there’s never been a better time to discuss the certification, evaluation and qualification of crane operators. And that’s exactly what will happen at NCCCO’s Third Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications.

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Scheduled to coincide with NCCCO’s Commissioners Fall Meetings Week, this year’s Forum will once again bring together crane industry experts to discuss the latest topics and trends related to crane and rigging personnel qualifications.

Scheduled to coincide with NCCCO’s Commissioners Fall Meetings Week, this year’s Forum will once again bring together crane industry experts to discuss the latest topics and trends related to crane and rigging personnel qualifications.

In addition to reviewing the status of state and federal (OSHA) standards and regulations, a host of topics will be addressed, including: How to Maintain Program Integrity through a Robust Ethics and Auditing System; What a Deep Dive into Testing Data Reveals about Candidates; Tackling the “Most Similar” Dilemma: CTAG Gets Down to Work; Interpreting OSHA’s Interpretations; and What’s Next on the Certification Horizon?

The Forum will conclude with a special panel discussion featuring a wide-ranging debate on subjects as diverse as: Does Virtual Reality Have a Role in High-Stakes Certification?; When Do Testing Accommodations UNlevel the Playing Field?; The Worrying Trend Among States to Discard Certification; Can We Prevent “Bad Actor” Certification Shopping; and much more. Come with your questions to challenge the panel of experts!

What: NCCCO Third Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 1:30 - 5:30pm

Where: Maritime Conference Center, Linthicum Heights (Baltimore), Maryland, USA.

Why: To provide industry with the latest developments and insights in personnel certification, to promote dialogue on related issues, and to provide guidance to employers and others on applying certification effectively for maximum safety benefit.

Who should attend?: contractors, crane and rigging companies, training organizations, insurance providers, steel erectors, regulatory agencies … and candidates and certificants everywhere.

NCCCO’s forums are provided free-of-charge through the generosity of our sponsors. Registration is required.

Consider staying overnight and attending the 45th NCCCO Commissioners Meeting the following morning (Thursday). Commissioners meetings provide unparalleled insight into the test development and management process used by NCCCO, as well as status reports on all CCO certification projects underway.