Cianbro has been commended by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) as having demonstrated its commitment to safety by hiring CCO-certified personnel. "By participating in NCCCO’s Committed to Crane Safety programs, Cianbro demonstrates that it strives for excellence in its hiring and training efforts and works hard to earn, maintain, and protect its safety reputation in the industry," the Commission said in a news release. Crane operators, signalpersons and riggers receive recognition for their knowledge and skill related to safe crane operations when they are issued a CCO certification. Cianbro has also expended time, effort, and resources to obtain certification for its crane operators, riggers and signalpersons and NCCCO recognizes this commitment to safety through its Committed to Crane Safety programs.
“NCCCO’s Committed to Crane Safety program is a means for safety-conscious employers such as Cianbro to show their clients, potential clients, and employees that they are serious about crane safety and that they have taken proactive steps to ensure that their employees have the knowledge and skills to perform their assigned job duties safely,” said NCCCO Executive Director Graham Brent. “NCCCO is delighted to welcome Cianbro into this pre-eminent group of companies who have distinguished themselves in their dedication to crane safety through their commitment to professional training and CCO certification,” he said.
Cianbro's participation in the Committed to Crane Safety programs brings with it significant ways for the company to differentiate itself, including use of NCCCO logos. Cianbro also received a commemorative plaque for each of the programs it participates in and will be nationally recognized for its achievement on the NCCCO Committed to Crane Safety company directory and in the CCOnline newsletter.
"Cianbro's participation in the NCCCO program goes back to the late 1990s when Doug Sidelinger took the certification test and got a bunch of us involved," said Roy Bolton II, Cianbro's Crane Training Coordinator. "So, a tip of the cap to Doug as the company receives this recognition. He was a commissioner at the NCCCO for more than a decade from 2000 until 2011, and I think it's very important that we stay with the Commission's program because they are the Cadillac of the industry's certification efforts. I know our work with NCCCO has made our operators, signalpersons and riggers safer."
For Cianbro's HSE Vice President Mike Bennett, the recognition from the NCCCO is seen as a compliment from a respected partner. "We’d like to thank the Commission for their wonderful recognition of our effort toward safety, as we have similar philosophies," said Mike. "Cianbro chooses to work safely. It is the way we do business. We have an obligation to ensure the health and safety of our team. Our commitment is to send our team members home to their loved ones in better condition than when they arrived at work. Since Cianbro does significant work with cranes, ensuring we provide our crane operators, signalpersons and riggers with the training necessary to execute the work safely is very important to our company. The credit goes to the team members that are safely putting the work and training in place. Their belief in safe practices, looking out for one another, and making the personal commitment to lifelong learning are all key ingredients to our success. Congratulations to the team for a well-deserved recognition, and a special thank you to the NCCCO for their efforts in continually raising the bar and developing programs that protect the individuals in this industry."
Rigging and Ironworking Training Coordinator Garth Miller said the goal is to have all of the company's crane operators, signal persons and riggers certified. "Around 200 of our people are now certified," said Garth, "which represents good progress toward our eventual goal."
Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue said, "I am very proud of our team for this accomplishment. At Cianbro, we strive to be the best at what we do, and operating our cranes safely is one of the activities that we take as seriously as anything else on our agenda. Hats off to the team members whose commitment to safety made this honor possible."
To qualify for the Committed to Crane Safety programs, Cianbro was required to demonstrate its commitment by providing information about its crane safety policies such as the percentage and/or number of operators and other workers who are CCO-certified, a copy of its hiring policy regarding CCO certification, and the number of years the policy has been in place. Cianbro's recognition is valid for one year after which an opportunity for renewal is provided.
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1995 by industry to develop and administer a nationwide program for the certification of crane operators and related personnel. Since then NCCCO has administered over 625,000 nationally accredited written and practical examinations and issued more than 120,000 certifications to individuals in all 50 states.