71% of construction professionals surveyed find that having certified employees increases the competitiveness of their firm and its ability to win contracts.
(PRWEB) February 06, 2014
Safety Managers working in Construction must oversee comprehensive risk management programs dealing with a wide variety of standards and regulations. Crane Institute Certification (CIC), Villa Rica, Ga., reports to Crane & Rigging Hot Line it has produced “5 Reasons for Hiring Certified Workers,” to assist health, safety, and risk managers with one important aspect of their job—worker qualification. The job requires knowing something about a lot of topics.The full paper will be released at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas, March 4-8, 2014. CIC is exhibiting at G-2975, where it will announce a new certification for Lift Directors.
Multiple studies show that construction projects using qualified personnel are completed on time, on budget, and with fewer accidents, more often than projects where under trained employees are working. In addition, according to a 2012 McGraw-Hill Construction SmartMarket Report called “Construction Industry Workforce Shortages: Role of Certification, Training and Green Jobs in Filling the Gaps,” 71% of construction professionals surveyed find that having certified employees increases the competitiveness of their firm and its ability to win contracts.
The overall deficit among skilled labor and historic lows among unionized labor in the private sector, which has traditionally promoted training and qualification, only serves to put an even greater importance on certification of craft workers. Likewise, “Proactive EHS managers must use every tool at their disposal to protect life, property, the public, and the environment,” said Larry Curtis, Executive Director of Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM), Yuma, Ariz.
Any accredited, third-party certifier of workers, regardless of affiliation, offers employers verifiable credentials attesting to a worker’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. It’s difficult for an individual to obtain accredited certification without first having been properly trained. Experience also contributes to successful achievement of certification, but is not by itself an indicator of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
1. Apply knowledge, skill and ability to their work.
2. Plan to complete work on time; on budget; and safely.
3. Refuse to cheat or skimp on safety.
4. Value safety of self, others, equipment, and job site.
5. Ensure work and safety objectives are met, consistently.
CIC and ISHM recently announced that the organizations have entered into a joint marketing agreement. Both organizations share a common goal of improving the safety and health of workers, and thereby reducing accidents. More information about the partnership and the benefits available to both CIC and ISHM customers can be found here: CIC and ISHM Enter Joint Endorsement Agreement
Pick up a copy of “5 Reasons for Hiring Certified Workers” during ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas, March 4-8, 2014 at Booth G-2975.
About Crane Institute Certification
Crane Institute Certification (CIC), Villa Rica, Ga., is an independent certifying organization providing OSHA recognized, NCCA accredited certifications for mobile crane operators according to type and capacity, as well as rigger and signalperson certifications. CIC is committed to serving construction, utility and power generation, underground construction, manufacturing, and heavy industry by providing efficient and relevant certifications to meet or exceed OSHA requirements and industry best practices.
With CIC you can complete one Practical Exam for up to five certifications. Among the certification programs that CIC has recently released are for operators of Multi-Purpose Equipment, including Digger Derricks, Articulating Boom Cranes, and Service/Mechanics Trucks. Exam questions and tasks are relevant to real-world work sites. Exams are available in English and Spanish. http://www.cicert.com
About Institute for Safety and Health Management
The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM), Yuma, Ariz., is the credentialing organization founded by the National Safety Management Society (NSMS), to promote the advancement of safety management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety into all levels and activities of management.
It offers three credentialing programs: Certified Safety and Health Manager, Associated Safety and Health Manger, and
Certified Safety Management Practitioner. http://www.ishm.org
About Maximum Capacity Media
Maximum Capacity Media is publisher of Crane & Rigging Hot Line, Lift and Access, Industrial Lift & Hoist, and Lift & Hoist International. It also produces CRC/ICHC, Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium, The Crane Operator Rodeo, and other industry events.