Eat with the CICB Experts at ConExpo
Eat lunch with the experts in your industry
An informal discussion on the most important issues today

Remain the most competent employee in your organization

Take a load off and sit down with industry experts including Jim D. Wiethorn, Ph.D., P.E.. Bring any Crane, Lifting & Rigging question you can think of and have them answered by the best in the business.

In December 2018 OSHA introduced mandatory certification for all crane operators. Familiar terms are being redefined. The goal posts for compliance are shifting endlessly. Are you up to date?

Are you aware,

  • That aerial/man lifts haven’t just been renamed ‘mobile elevating work platforms’, but that the requirements have changed too?
  • That a NCCCO card is NOT enough to qualify your operators?
  • That the only person who can sign-off on the qualification of your operators is the employer themselves?
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Ask yourself,

  • How do I know my operators are qualified?
  • How do I know my program is effective? Safe? Efficient?
  • Should my crane operator be the subject matter expert?
  • Am I compliant?

If you’re up to speed with all the above and you’ve got no questions for Larry, then this event is not for you. Otherwise, join us for this informal lunch and ask our experts those things no-one else can answer.

Jim D. Wiethorn, Ph.D., P.E., is an Engineering Specialist at Haag Engineering Co., as well as a Principal Engineer in the Houston office and a licensed engineer in 35 states. In 2014 Dr. Wiethorn published the results of his study of the first 500 crane accidents, ‘Crane Accidents: A Study of Causes & Trends to Create a Safer Work Environment, 1983-2013’. In May 2018, Dr. Wiethorn completed his doctoral dissertation, ‘An Analysis of Critical Factors of Lift Planning to Improve Crane Safety Based on Forensic Causation of Crane Accidents’ at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

Larry Kime is Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau’s Senior Instructor and Technical Adviser. With an encyclopedic knowledge of OSHA & ANSI/ASME standards, a gift for teaching them to others, and 40+ years of experience, Larry is CICB’s go-to guy. He is the co-author of CICB’s in-house NCCCO workbook and the lead on many other training materials.

John O’Connor is Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau’s Manager of their Houston Operations and the Director of CICB’s Career School in Houston, which is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Division of Career Schools and Colleges. John is also the Alternate NCCCO Written Exam Management Committee Chairman. He has over 30 years of experience in training, inspections, operations, planning, maintenance, administration and personnel management of various types of lifting and earth moving equipment.

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