Exciting Slate of Experts Scheduled to Speak at NCCCO Industry Forum

Scott Ketcham, director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction, will be the keynote speaker at the NCCCO Foundation’s Annual Industry Forum.

The full list of speakers and session topics for the NCCCO Foundation’s Seventh Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications is now available. The hybrid event planned for Thursday, October 20, 2022, will provide several information packed presentations in a variety of areas important to the crane industry.

“We are excited to have several new experts presenting at this year’s Industry Forum, as well as many of the great speakers from past Forums,” said NCCCO Foundation Executive Director T.J. Cantwell. “With a variety of topics to be covered there should be useful information for everyone involved in the crane industry.”

The following sessions are planned:

Keynote Address: What’s New at Federal OSHA?
Speaker: Scott Ketcham, Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction, OSHA

The Future of Professional CredentialingSpeaker: Lenora Knapp, PhD, President, Knapp & Associates International, Inc.

ASME B30 Standards Update for 2022Speaker: Eric Fidler, Director of Product Safety, Grove U.S. L.L.C. and ASME B30 Committee Vice Chair

Mental Health in the WorkplaceSpeaker: Mandi Kime, MS, BS, BA, GSP, CHST, Director of Safety, AGC of Washington

Test Security Breaches: What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You StrongerSpeaker: John Zarian, General Counsel and Senior Director, Quality Management, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (CCO

Exciting changes and New Features Coming to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023Speaker: Sara Feuling, P.E., Senior Director, Construction, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Developments in CertificationSpeaker: Thom Sicklesteel, CEO, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (CCO)

Making Innovation Accessible to Eliminate Workplace Fatality RiskSpeaker: Kathryn Crawford, Research Manager, Work to Zero, National Safety Council

Engaging Youth in Construction CareersSpeaker: Stephanie McNeely, MPA, CFRE, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, ACE Mentor Program of America

Crane Type Advisory Group (CTAG) – Past, Present & FutureSpeaker: Fred Simmons, Inspection & Training Manager, Foley Material Handling, Co., Inc. and Chair, NCCCO Foundation Crane Type Advisory Group

NCCCO Foundation Vision and GoalsSpeaker: T.J. Cantwell, Executive Director, NCCCO Foundation

Attendees can participate in person or via Zoom at no charge, but registration is required.

The NCCCO Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization formed in 2018 to promote industry safety through three major pathways: education, research, and workforce development. By facilitating access to training and certification by youth, veterans and underserved communities through scholarships and grants, the Foundation seeks to ensure a safe and skilled future workforce.

—Press Release