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PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF CRANE OPERATORS

June 2011 www.dos.state.pa.us

BOARD MEETING DATES
June 22, 2011
July 27, 2011
August 24, 2011*
September 28, 2011
October 26, 2011*
Other board meetings may be scheduled as needed.

* Tentative meeting dates.

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Philadelphia Abortion Clinic Investigation Prompts Policy Changes

Protecting the public health and safety is a top priority for the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.  During their first week in office, Governor Tom Corbett and Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele were confronted with a tragic situation that challenged this important premise.

This situation involved the Women’s Medical Society and Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia.  As the grand jury report on this case noted, this abortion clinic which was operated by Gosnell for almost four decades revealed a horrific reality: babies lost their lives there, and women who came to this facility were harmed and greatly mistreated, resulting in additional loss of life.

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Crane Operator Licenses

The State Board of Crane Operators Regulations became effective on December 11, 2010 and the application and license process started on December 13, 2010. Crane operator licenses can be obtained by completing the ‘Application for Initial License with Certification’ or an ‘Application for Initial License without Certification.’  All applications are on the Board’s website.

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NOTICE- OSHA Will Require Certification to Operate a Crane in Construction Beginning November 10, 2014

Verifying crane operator licenses can be completed on the Board’s website.  All crane operator licenses will expire on October 31, 2012.  In each even-numbered year (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, etc), operators will receive a renewal notice at the end of July or early August. 

The requirements for renewing a crane operator license will depend on how an individual qualified for their original license. Certified crane operators must have a current certification from an approved certifying organization.  Currently, the Board accepts certification from NCCCO, CIC, NCCER and OECP.


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Becoming a Board Member


The State Board of Crane Operators consists of seven members.  Four members must be crane operators who have a current and active license with certification.  Two members represent the public and may not be licensed crane operators and may not have any relationship to the crane industry.  Board members are nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.  Letters of interest, biography, credentials and letters of support from your local Senator, must be sent to the Governor’s Office of Public Liaison, Attn: Deputy Director of Boards and Commissions, 508 Capitol, Harrisburg, PA 17120





Pennsylvania State Board of Crane Operators
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717.783.1404 | RA-CraneOperators@pa.gov
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