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Crane Operator Board of Examiners

Crane Operator Board of Examiners

Staff Contact

Vincent Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Phone (518) 457-3530 email – [email protected]

Program Justification: Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health 


  • Make recommendations to the Commissioner of Labor with respect to examinations, experience, and competence of such applicants.
  • Holds hearings prior to determinations by the Commissioner to suspend or revoke certificates, or to refuse to renew certificates.
  • Report findings and recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to such hearings.


12 NYCRR 61

Membership Structure

Three members are appointed by the Commissioner of Labor: one of whom is a crane operator and one represents crane owners. Each member of the advisory board shall serve without salary or other compensation, but, shall be allowed necessary and actual transportation expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties.

Current Board Members

Member County of Residence Member Qualification
John Hogle Oswego Certified Operator
John Dillion Herkimer Certified Operator, Represents Crane Owners
John Loughlin Westchester Certified Crane Operator
Vincent Rapacciuolo Rensselaer NYS Department of Labor


Board Financials

Crane Operators Examining Board
Organization, Title
Member Name County of Residence FY 2022-23
Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses Est. FY 2024-24 Expenses
Upstate NY Operating Engineers Local 158, Manager, Retired Theron Hogle Oswego $2,470.90 $2,500.00 $2,500.00
Tioga Construction, Certified Operator John Dillon Herkimer $1,158.63 $1,250.00 $1,250.00

International Union of Operating Engineers

Local 137, Business Manager

John Loughlin Westchester $2,357.12 $2,500.00 $2,500.00
NYSDOL, Program Manager 2 Vincent Rapacciuolo (DOL) Rensselaer NA NA NA


Meeting Information

Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the state as required. Regular meetings are open to the public, however practical testing meetings are not. 

Meeting Dates: 

  • 2022: No Public Meetings
  • 2022: Practical Exams
    • April 25-27, 2022 - Montrose, NY
    • May 9-11, 2022 - Glenmont, NY
    • May 23-24, 2022 - Frankfort, NY
    • June 6-9, 2022 - Lake View, NY
    • September 12-15, 2022 - Constantia, NY and Cicero, NY
    • October 3-4, 2022 - Glenmont, NY
    • October 31-November 7, 2022 - Yaphank, NY and Hauppauge, NY
  • 2023: No Public Meetings
  • 2023: Practical Exams
    • April 24-26, 2023 - Yaphank, NY and Holtsville, NY
    • ​​​​​May 8-9, 2023 - Montrose, NY
    • May 22-23, 2023 - Glenmont, NY
    • June 5-6, 2023 - Frankfort, NY
    • June 19-22, 2023 - Lake View, NY
    • September 19-21, 2023 - Constantia, NY and Cicero, NY
    • Dates to be announced for Glenmont, NY, Montrose, NY, Yaphank, NY and Hauppauge, NY

Agendas: None

Minutes: None

Comments: No provision for quorum