OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

There has been a lot of discussion and conjecture about how the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would deal with the compliance issues surrounding the crane operator certification requirement process. On August 9, 2010, OSHA issued a final standard for crane and derricks work, but many in the industry questioned the requirements and raised… Read more »

The Importance of Heavy Equipment Operator Certifications

In June of 2011, Takis Escoto, a construction worker in Windsor, Canada, was struck and killed by a front-end wheel loader.  As a result of the coroner’s inquest, the jury found that the operator of the wheel loader had not received any formal training or any type of certification.  It is likely that the members… Read more »

Upcoming Event: NCCCO Crane Operator Certification course, Nov. 11-15, 2013

The National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS), in partnership with Rent-A-Crane and the Oklahoma College of Construction, will be offering NCCCO Written Exam Prep Course and Certification. The course and exams will be held in Oklahoma City November 11th – 15th.  Practical examinations will be conducted on TLL swing cab and TSS fixed cab… Read more »