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July 2015VOLUME 6: ISSUE 2
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Pre-Show Crane Operator Regional Qualifier
Safety and Leadership Lessons for the Crane Industry from a Top Gun

What do leaders in the Air Force and the crane industry have in common? As it turns out, quite a lot according to retired two-star Air Force General Charles "Chuck" Ickes. 


On March 25, 2015, General Ickes spoke to nearly 40 crane industry leaders at the Annual Meeting of Crane Institute Certification (CIC) about his experiences as an F-15 fighter pilot in the Air Force and Air National Guard and later as a two-star General at the Pentagon. 


Jim Headley, CEO and founder of CIC invited General Ickes to share some valuable leadership lessons learned through his many years of military service. During his remarks, General Ickes described lessons learned in the key areas of training/education, safety, planning, and change management.  More

CIC Names Committee Chairmen, Updates Programs

During the March 24-25, 2015 annual meeting of Crane Institute of America Certification LLC (CIC), more than 40 crane industry professionals met to discuss issues facing the crane industry and to elect new chairmen for CIC's Governing Committee and Advisory Board. More


Jim Headley, CEO of CIC, updated the group on the proposed crane operator certification regulatory language presented at the March 31-April 1, 2015 ACCSH meeting in Washington D.C.


"ACCSH recommended by motion that OSHA rework the operator evaluation and re-evaluation language and that type and capacity be put back into the rewrite of 1926.1427. This would result in operators having the choice of being certified by type and capacity or by type only. ACCSH also recommended that OSHA clarify whether a trainer be certified or certified and qualified and that OSHA develop some reasonable definition of who the controlling contractor would be on the job site," explained Headley.  Read Jim Headley's recap of the ACCSH meeting.

Crane Operator Qualification Makes OSHA's Spring Regulatory Agenda
Included in OSHA's Spring 2015 Regulatory Agenda, is Proposed Rulemaking to identify criteria for employers to follow to ensure crane operators are completely qualified, in addition to the requirement for operators to be certified. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is scheduled for December 2015. More

Last Stop: Louisville, Kentucky

Operators, don't miss your last chance to qualify for the Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Championship and a chance at $10,000. Crane Institute of America will host the Midwest Regional in Louisville, Ky., on Sept. 28, prior to the opening of the 2015 ICUEE Show.


Cash prizes of $300, $200, and $100, will be awarded to the top three regional finishers, respectively. First and Second Place Qualifiers will be invited to advance to the Championship, to take place Sept. 29 at the Altec Industries Booth, Area K-129.


A limited number of spots are available. Priority will be given to pre-registered operators.



More than a dozen crane operators from around the country will compete in the Championship Skills Competition during the 2015 International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo.


Hosted by Altec Indusries at Booth K-129 and featuring an Altec AC45-127S boom truck, crane operators will complete three crane challenges and a rigging challenge. Operators will be scored on precision and accuracy.


First place operator receives $10,000, sponsored by Crane Institute of America and Cranes 101. First and Second Runners Up will receive cash and other prizes.


Register to attend ICUEE and come watch expert operators compete for the title of Champion. More

Operators from Bay Ltd., CraneWorks to advance to Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Championshp

Industrial and heavy civil contracting firm Bay Ltd., and crane rental service provider CraneWorks were among the biggest supporters of CIC's Southwest and Southeast Regional Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competitions, held this spring n Corpus Christi, Texas, and Birmingham, Ala., respectively.


The Southwest and Southeast operators who will be heading to Louisville, Ky., to compete for the $10,000 grand prize are:

  • Jose Villanueva, Bay Ltd.
  • Rudy Cardona, Bay Ltd.
  • Chris Pavino, CraneWorks
  • Eric Gaut, CraneWorks 

CIC thanks regional hosts and sponsors Laguna Crane Services, B-C Equipment Sales Inc., Crane U, and CraneWorks for making the regional qualifier events possible. More


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Smart Choice-Saving Lives

Crane Institute Certification (CIC), Villa Rica, Ga., is an independent certifying organization providing OSHA recognized, and NCCA accredited certifications for mobile crane operators according to type and capacity, as well as rigger and signalperson certifications. Other programs include certifications for operators of service/mechanics trucks, articulating boom cranes, and digger derricks. CIC is committed to serving construction, utility and power generation, underground construction, manufacturing, and heavy industry by providing efficient and relevant certifications to meet or exceed OSHA requirements and industry best practices.

With CIC you can complete one Practical Exam for up to five certifications. Exam questions and tasks are relevant to real-world work sites. Exams are available in English and Spanish. Learn more at

PO Box 2049
Villa Rica, GA 30180-6440
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113 Common Way, Ste. 403
Villa Rica, GA 30180-7040 
3880 St. Johns Pkwy.
Sanford, FL 32771