The NCCCO Foundation announces important updates made to its online directory for most similar certifications designed to help employers navigate OSHA’s rules on crane operator qualifications.
The Crane Type Advisory Group (CTAG) of the NCCCO Foundation recently received notification from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (CCO) regarding the launch of national certifications for Fixed Telehandler Operator and Rotating Telehandler Operator, effective January 31, 2023. In accordance with OSHA regulation [29 CFR 1926.1427(c)(2)], operators are now required to obtain these certifications for operating the associated equipment.
To reflect these changes, the Most Similar Certifications Directory has been updated by the CTAG, specifying that these newly introduced certifications are now mandatory. This directory, which serves as a valuable resource for operators and employers in the load handling industry, provides information on nearly thirty types of load handling equipment along with the corresponding certifications required, as determined by the CTAG.
T.J. Cantwell, the Executive Director of the NCCCO Foundation, expressed satisfaction with the timely update to the Most Similar Certifications Directory, emphasizing the Foundation’s commitment to providing accurate and current information. The Foundation encourages operators, employers, training firms, and industry professionals to consult the directory when determining the appropriate certification for a specific type of crane in the absence of a dedicated accredited certification.
Should anyone encounter difficulties locating a particular crane type in the directory or have questions, the CTAG is readily available for assistance. This initiative underscores the ongoing efforts of the NCCCO Foundation to facilitate informed decision-making within the industry by ensuring the accessibility of reliable certification information.