The Industry Forum on

Personnel Qualifications

7th Annual NCCCO Foundation Industry Forum


The NCCCO Foundation’s Seventh Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications will be held October 20, 2022, both in-person in Phoenix, AZ and via Zoom from 1:00 to 5:00 pm MST.

The Forum will kick off with a keynote address by Scott Ketcham, Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction who will discuss the latest activities at OSHA and how their impact on the qualification of crane operators and related personnel.

The event will also include information packed presentations from other experts on a variety of topics such as:

  • ASME B30 Standards Update
  • Common Hazards in Load Handling and Technology Solutions
  • Preview of the 2023 CONEXPO Education Sessions Most Relevant to the Industry
  • The Latest News on Certification from CCO
  • Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry
  • The Future of the NCCCO Foundation
  • and much more!

Registration is now open to attend in person, via Zoom, or to access the recordings after the sessions have concluded.  Registration is FREE but is required.

What: NCCCO Foundation Seventh Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications.

When: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 1:00-5:00pm MST (held in conjunction with NCCCO’s Fall Meetings, separate registration required).

Where: Virtually via Zoom AND In-Person at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 100 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Why: To provide industry with insight and information about the latest developments in personnel certification, to promote dialogue on related issues, and to provide guidance to employers and others on applying certification effectively for maximum safety benefits.

Who should attend: Contractors, Crane and Rigging Companies, Steel Erectors, Safety Directors, Project Managers, Regulatory Agencies, Industry Associations, Insurance Providers . . . and Candidates and Certificants everywhere.


Past Industry Forums

The NCCCO Foundation organizes the annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications.  Six Industry Forums have been held to date, as follows:

  • Washington, DC, October 2015 (inaugural meeting)
  • Honolulu, HI, May 2017
  • Baltimore, MD, October 2018
  • Crosby, TX, October 2019
  • Virtual Event, October 2020
  • Arlington, VA and Virtual, November 2021

Video recordings and PowerPoint presentations are available for the most recent Industry Forums held (2020 and 2021). Click below on the links for each session.

Fifth Annual Industry Forum (2020)

Sixth Annual Industry Forum (2021)

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