Sowing the Seeds of Safety
Back in 1993 when NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) was referred to as “Wheels of Learning” and the seeds of SME’s (Service Matter Experts) were just being implemented, Bay Ltd. was one of the construction companies that was at the forefront of what has become the Standard for other companies in our industry and the safety of its workforce. Bay Ltd. has been an SME since 1996 and is part of the updates that continue through this process.
Presently, in 2016, Bay Ltd. is still spearheading its ability to be consistent in their efforts to ensure safety of all its workers. Bay Ltd. hosted NCCER SME representatives from around the country to update curricula for Mobile Cranes Operations. That curricula consists of three volumes and those volumes will be updated over the next three years. Bay Ltd generic viagra 100mg. was involved at the beginning in 1996 and again in 2005 for these updates.
Although NCCER is just a few decades old, the creation and development of this organization has been vital to the development of curricula and standards that are used across the board to ensure that all companies are on the same page when it comes to training, quality of work and most importantly, the safety of all workers.
According to Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER, a study by the John Gray Institute in the early 90s “revealed that many petrochemical companies and owners were unsure of the competence of the contract employees entering their facilities. These findings drove industry to improve the competency of the workforce and owners to significantly elevate the focus on safety.”
Since “Wheels of Learning” Bay Ltd. has been heavily involved in the industry’s interest in mobile crane operator licensing to the extent that applying the proposed OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Federal Standard requiring an operator to possess a license to operate a mobile crane, Bay Ltd. in a pro-active approach, partnered with the CTCCB (Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend) and has received the required ANSI (American National Standards Institute) accreditation as a Mobile Crane Operations License Assessment Center to conduct the written assessment as well as performing the practical examination for crane operators. This accreditation also applies to all three levels of NCCER (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Rigger) Rigging.
The history behind our industry’s present standards is very interesting and Amy King’s blog at http://blog.nccer.org has great information from its inception to current issues and solutions. Bay Ltd. is proud to be part of the industry’s history and proud to host and be a contributor for the Mobile Crane Operations, Heavy Equipment and Rigging certification training and curricula updates.