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The Industry Forum on

Personnel Qualifications

Commitment to Education

Industry Forums

The NCCCO Foundation organizes the annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications.  Five 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

Video recordings and PowerPoint presentations are available for the most recent Industry Forum held virtually in October 2020. Click below on the links for each session.

Have an idea for a session at a future Forum?  Drop us a line at gbrent@ncccofoundation.org.

 

    Keynote Presentation: What’s New at Federal OSHA? The latest in certification, employer evaluation, compliance directives and more.  

    Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction

    PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

    Tools You Can Use: How the NCCCO Foundation Directories can help
    you navigate compliance and adopt best practices

    Graham Brent, Graham Brent, CEO, NCCCO Foundation

    PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

    Responsibilities of Crane Operators, Riggers, Lift Directors and Other Site Personnel: What does ASME B30.5 have to say? 

    Thom Sicklesteel, CEO, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

    PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

    ASME B30 Standards: What’s “bubbling under” at ASME B30?

    Stephanie Wood, Director of Product Safety, Terex Corporation

    PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

    Deep Data Dive: Are Computer-Based exams really more difficult?

    Bob Mahlman, Director of Certification & Credentialing, NCCCO

    PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

    What’s Next in NCCCO Certification? Certification programs for Telehandler and Concrete Pump operators are on their way.

    Thom Sicklesteel, CEO, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

    PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

    NCCCO and Workforce Development: How to manage youth outreach in a virtual world.

    Tara Whittington, Director of Marketing and Customer Service, NCCCO

    PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

    Testing Accommodations: When do they unlevel the playing field?

    John Zarian, NCCCO General Counsel & Senior Director, Quality Management

    PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

    Certificates, Certifications and Degrees: How to tell the difference and why it’s important.

    Roy Swift, PhD, Executive Director, Workcred, an affiliate of ANSI

    Riggers and Signalpersons: Why you should be certified and stay certified.

    If a credential is worth having, it’s worth keeping, argues Ray Feidt.

    Ray Feidt, Corporate Inspection/Training Manager, Stephenson Equipment

    PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

    Panel Discussion and Q&A

    Panelists: 

    Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction 

    Garvin Branch, Director, OSHA Construction Standards and Guidance

    Vernon Preston, Regulatory Analyst, OSHA Construction Standards and Guidance

    Ray Feidt, Corporate Inspection/Training Manager, Stephenson Equipment

    Roy Swift, PhD, Executive Director, Workcred, an affiliate of ANSI

    Stephanie Wood, Director of Product Safety, Terex Corp. & ASME B30 Vice Chair

    Thom Sicklesteel, CEO, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

    Bob Mahlman, Director of Certification & Credentialing, NCCCO

    John Zarian, General Counsel & Senior Director, Quality Management, NCCCO

    Moderator: Graham Brent, CEO, NCCCO Foundation

    Index of Questions Asked (pdf)