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Crane Safety: Cal-OSHA's Changes to Certification, Training, and Evaluation

Event Date: 
March 19, 2019 11:45am
Richard Thompson, Technical Coordinator

Richard (Dick) Thompson a Technical Coordinator for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.  He will be covering Crane Safety, including the new OSHA crane operator certification regulation, the operator training, and evaluation components. He will also discuss what to expect from Cal-OSHA.

Dick is a veteran of over 48 years in the construction industry, with a safety and risk management record spanning three decades. He has worked throughout California and the western U.S. liaising closely with all operational levels to manage effective safety programs to identify and mitigate hazards in heavy construction and mining environments.

He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Safety and Health Technician (CHST) a CCO-certified crane operator (TSS and TLL), CCO-Certified Rigger Level I and II and Signalperson, Class A Driver, and served on California's Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Advisory Committee tasked with consolidating the state’s crane safety orders.

Dick is also NCCCO’s primary point of contact with California employers, industry groups and state jurisdictions such as Cal-OSHA. You can reach him at and via phone at 209-206-5359