rigging certification

Highlights are shared from the recent IADC conference: the need for training & competency & changes by API to address training for lifting operations.


Columbus McKinnon has opened its newest state-of-the-art training facility in Tonawanda, NY. Over the past few months, our training team has been renovating Columbus McKinnon’s previous headquarters(most recently the LodeRail production plant) in Tonawanda, NY into a new training center. This facility now holds certification classes and training courses featuring a combination of classroom and […]


CIC Advanced Rigger Certification helps companies comply with OSHA’s requirement that Riggers be qualified for the tasks being performed. Large and more complex lifts require the skills of an advanced rigger, which is ensured by a CIC practical exam. Become a CIC Practical Examiner by attending this workshop! When: August 30-31, 2011 Location: Columbus McKinnon, […]


The new proposed OSHA regulations for Crane and Derricks (29CFR 1926.550) will be going into effect late summer/early fall 2010.  North Carolina Administrative Code 13 NCAC 07F.0913, passed in the fall of 2009, is already active and similar to the proposed OSHA rule. There are three main components to the new Crane and Derrick regulations: […]


On May 5th in Washington DC, OSHA and Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC) will have a signing ceremony to highlight OSHA’s formal recognition of CIC.  This is only the second time OSHA has taken such a momentous action of recognition in our industry.  Employers can be assured that certifications from CIC meet all OSHA regulations. Congratulations […]