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Attendees to ICUEE, The Demo Expo, Oct. 1-3, in Louisville, Ky., are invited to register for a chance to win one of two great prizes from CIC prior to the show, then come by Booth 4065 during ICUEE, for a bonus drawing.


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Crane Institute Certification, Villa Rica, Ga., is an independent certifying organization providing OSHA recognized, NCCA accredited certifications for mobile crane operators according to type and capacity, as well as rigger and signalperson certifications. Exams are available in English and Spanish. For more information, visit 

U.S. Senators Question Proposed Crane Operator Certification Delay


In early July, the Crane Institute Certification Public Awareness Committee successfully rallied support from U.S. Senators, including members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), regarding industry concern over OSHA's May 22 proposed delay of the compliance date for crane operator certification.


"There appears to be more behind the push to delay the implementation date than just questions over interpretation of the standard," said Brian S, Hope, CSP, corporate safety manager with Caldwell Tanks and CIC Pubic Awareness Committee member. "After visiting with OSHA officials, it appears that the agency desires to change the regulation in order to increase the opportunity for citations. If this truly is the motivation, OSHA has lost its focus on ensuring the safety and health of American workers, and it is a terrible blow to employers."  More


U.S-Canadian Groups Complete Pilot Test for Operator Certification


Members of the British Columbia Association for Crane Safety, the Washington State Dept. of Industry & Labor, and Crane Institute Certification met in mid-July to pilot test a crane operator certification program that meets the requirements of both Canadian and U.S. governments. The pilot testing took place at the Woodland, Wash., training facility of Industrial Training International.    


"We are all committed to completing a workable process. We anticipate a smooth, easy-to-navigate system will be in place for all U.S. crane operators that want to work in BC.," said Fraser Cocks, Executive Director of BCACS.    


"CIC is committed to meeting the demand for certified crane operators working in the energy sector, which is currently being driven by expanded drilling for natural gas and oil," said Debbie Dickinson, Executive Director of CIC. "We have a good plan in place for testing U.S.-based operators who want to work in Canada and Canadian operators who desire to work in the United States."  

Crane Operator Skills Contest Winners Named in Northeast Regional Qualifying Events

Four crane operators have secured positions in the MCM Events & CIC Crane Operator Rodeo Championship after competing at Regional Qualifying Rodeos in Massachusetts and New York.


Dave Sandel of Sandel Cranes received the high score at the regional event hosted by Cranes 101 and Wood's CRW. Tyler Mayo of BGM Inc. earned second place. Both operators ran a National 14000 boom truck, supplied by Wood's CRW.  

Caleb Dillensneider from Deerfield Valley Crane Service Co., and Gregg Eldridge of Payne's Cranes came out on top during the regional event hosted by Empire Crane. Eldridge was a finalist in the 2012 Championship held in Davenport, Fla. Operators ran a Terex T340-1 truck crane provided by Empire Crane.

See Slideshows from Cranes 101/Woods CRW and Empire Crane events.

Industry Experts Join CIC Committees

  • Brian Hope, Corporate Safety Manager, Joins CIC Governing Committee and Public Awareness Committee More
  • Chairman Named, Two Crane Experts Join CIC Advisory Committee More
Digger Derrick and Articulating Boom Crane Certifications to be featured at ICUEE

Crane Institute Certification (CIC) announces the availability of certification programs for operators of articulating boom cranes and digger derricks. Of particular interest to the utility industry, these programs will be a key focus of CIC's exhibit in Booth 4065, during the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo to be held Oct. 1-3 in Louisville, Ky. More


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