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ESDC – FCR Workshop on Pan-Canadian Systems and Mutual Recognition Agreements

The big picture was the linkage between free trade agreements and the recognition of foreign credentials.  Day 1 focused on Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) overview with specific case studies being presented by organizations who are actively engaged with various types of foreign credential recognition approaches.  Day 2 commenced with a presentation by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.  The presentation and ensuing lengthy question and answer session provided a valuable perspective on mutual recognition within the parameters of Canada’s international trade negotiations.  The Canadian European Trade Agreement (CETA) and the effect that agreement will have on all past and future mutual recognition agreements with any and all of the 28 EU member countries provided the focus of the presentation.  The rest of the day’s program offered exposure to specific MRA experiences from various professional occupations such as dentists, physicians, architects, engineers, accountants, and physiotherapists.

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Local Media Makes Long-Term Commitment to Support CRC Canada

MCM Events, the conferences and events division of Maximum Capacity Media, has announced that its third Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada will take place Oct. 22-23, 2013, at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort in Alberta.

Crane professionals from all the western provinces and many from the United States are expected to attend the two-day event, while a strong contingent from the oil sands in Fort McMurray is anticipated. CRC Canada 2013 will address crane and rigging supervisors, facilities managers, and safety personnel. Critical lifting, rigging, overhead cranes, standards and training will again be among key topics.

MCM Events is delighted to confirm that Crane & Hoist Canada magazine has agreed a long-term media partnership with CRC Canada. Crane & Hoist Canada, which is published by Capamara Communications Inc., is the only magazine focused exclusively on Canada’s crane and hoist sectors. The title has supported CRC Canada since it was launched.

Republished from Lifting360 newsletter.

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Rising Profile

MCM Events’ Crane & Rigging Conference Canada gained momentum with another successful event at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta.

The second Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada featured the public inauguration of the Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council (CHRSC). The independent group also formed a panel to conclude the two-day event at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, 13-14 September, sharing with delegates a commitment to ensure positive change and better harmonize the way cranes, hoists and rigging equipment are used in the region.

CHRSC acting chairperson Fraser Cocks, executive director, British Columbia Association for Crane Safety, said: “The intent of the council is to ensure that the members consist of applicable major stakeholders across Canada.”

The event again provided opportunities to improve the management of crane operations before, during, and after the lift. Fleet and facilities managers, safety leaders, operators and riggers, participated in sessions to help users apply new regulations; evaluate and safely prepare the work environment; hone inspection skills; manage and maintain equipment; and learn from colleagues and competitors.

The conference focused on construction, mobile cranes, overhead cranes, hoists and rigging. Organizer MCM Events is expected to confirm dates for CRC Canada 2013 in the coming weeks. The CHRSC will again address attendees and report on the progress it has made over the past 12 months.

A full roundup of this year’s event will appear in the November issue.

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CRC Canada early bird rate expires soon!

CRC Canada returns to Edmonton, Alberta, at the Sutton Place Hotel, September 13-14, 2012.

Topics include:

  • Cold Temperature Shackles
  • Interactive Training Workshop: Multi-Crane Lifting
  • Slings: Industry and Association Updates
  • Cribbing
  • Competency Audits
  • Radio Controls in Hazardous Locations
  • Cold Weather Application of Wire Rope
  • A much anticipated update from last year’s panel discussion, and more!

The early bird rate expires July 31, 2012. Register today to save $100.

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Participate at CRC Canada 2012

Crane and Rigging Conference (CRC) will return to Edmonton, Alberta, at the Sutton Place Hotel, September 13-14, 2012. CRC Canada 2012 will feature a much anticipated update from last year’s panel, which discussed harmonisation of regulations relevant to cranes and rigging with the other Western Provinces, Territories, and possibly beyond. The message coming out of last year’s panel discussion on harmonisation was unanimous that this was a goal worth pursuing. View the CRC Canada press release for more information about this event.

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