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Legislative initiatives for certification continue
Regular readers of ACT magazine may recall that our New Year's Quiz this time last year was: “What do Nevada, Minnesota and Utah have in common?” The answer we were looking for a year ago was that 2007 was the year that each of these states would make crane operator certification mandatory.
NCCCO Plans Focus Groups at CONEXPO
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is planning a full slate of activities at the CONEXPO 2008 exhibition and conference, scheduled for March 11-15 in Las Vegas, NV.
CCO certification exams to be delivered by computer
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced plans to begin offering its written examinations via computer.
Leave the phone alone
The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has estimated that cell phones cause between 300,000 and 650,000 accidents each year in the United States. The numbers of fatalities related to these accidents are unacceptable.
Washington Gears Up
When a tower crane collapsed in downtown Bellevue, WA in November 2006, killing one person and causing millions of dollars in damage and project delays, Washington State's Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) lost no time in developing corrective measures.
ALL Erection technicians certified by Manitowoc
Ten qualified welders from ALL Erection & Crane Rental have earned certification in Manitowoc boom inspection and repair and are recognized as having the skills needed to do factory-authorized welding repairs on the manufacturer's lattice boom sections.
Burkhalter earns 7th ABC safety award
Columbus, MS-based Burkhalter Rigging earned a seventh consecutive ABC Platinum Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) safety award from The Associated Builders and Contractors.
Oh my aching back: preventing back injuries at work when lifting
Having a company back injury prevention safety plan will give your employees the knowledge and training necessary to eliminate these costly workplace injuries. Your back injury prevention plan should encourage the use of equipment or mechanical devices to lift and move materials whenever feasible, using forklifts, dollies, hoists and the like.
Rest assured
In a typical scene around my parents house during the holidays, I walk into the living room after Sunday dinner and see my father sitting in his chair – feet up and football game on the television loud enough to do a small amount of hearing damage – and seconds after popping his eyes open and seeing me he says, “I wasn't really asleep, I was just meditating on unconsciousness.”
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