The 2019-20 edition is completely updated and revised—now includes Chicago and unincorporated Cook County codes.
This is offered as a Premium Contractor Advantage benefit exclusively available to Plumbing Council (PCA-Local 130 CBA) affiliated and contributing contractors (at no cost), as well as local municipal inspectors working in our jurisdiction.
The Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) is launching a new effort to involve, engage and prepare our next generation of plumbing/piping industry leaders. If your plan is to take on tomorrow, come learn and grow with peers who are like-minded.
Contact the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) office at 312-563-9526 for more information.
Still Available! The deadline to comply with OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard training which aligns with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) may have ended, the PCA Midwest and the Plumbing Council Midwest will continue to host our free Hazcom Training presentation online for new hires and anyone who needs to obtain certification.
Take advantage of the Plumbing Council's completely updated Company Safety Policy Manual. To obtain access to any of the safety manual files, click the link below. PCA Midwest/Plumbing Council contractors must be registered on our website in order to view and customize the manual.
Associate members of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest have the ability to gain visibility with over 300+ plumbing contractors working in the 17 Illinois counties in our jurisdiction.
Click on the links below if you are interested in joining and learning more about the advantages of becoming a PCA Midwest Associate Member. See Associate Membership Listing.
As one of the oldest trade associations in the United States, the mission of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest includes representing our members in Labor Relations and Legislation, assisting our members with education and safety training, and supporting an apprenticeship system that provides for the effective training of apprentices.
The PCA and the Illinois PHCC have collaborated to develop a new brochure on lead safety in drinking water. It explains what consumers can do to reduce their exposure to lead in their home; offers advice on hiring licensed plumbing contractors to test the lead in water systems; provides helpful industry website links; and includes a consumer acknowledgement and release form for our contractors to keep for their own records. Download the Brochure by clicking here. Make sure to log in or register as a new user first.
The PCA Winter Social and Installation of Officers will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Gibson's Steakhouse in Oak Brook starting at 6:00 PM. This special event is open to all PCA members and PCA Associate members and their spouses or guests. An invite has been sent to all PCA members in the mail.
Learn all about the new Illinois Retainage Law at our PCA Express meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Led by attorney Jim Rohlfing of Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr, this casual meeting will focus on SB 1636 that lowered retainage for private construction contracts from 10% to 5% once 50% of a construction project is complete. It will be held at the PCA office in Downers Grove (603 Rogers Street, 2nd Floor) from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. There is no cost to attend for PCA members and their employees. Due to space constraints, this PCA Express meeting is available to the first 10 PCA contractors and their office staff who register. To download a registration form, click here.
The PCA is pleased to present two new "In-Studio" You Tube videos addressing the new Illinois Marijuana Law that took effect on January 1, 2020. The videos explain what our contractors need to know to be in compliance with our Drug Free Policy administered by ScreenSafe, Inc. and how to assess reasonable suspicion of marijuana use in the workplace.
The PCA Midwest “Health & Safety Manual” is available exclusively to all PCA and Plumbing Council contractors at no cost. The 2019-2020 revised document compiled by PCA Midwest safety consultant Roger Paveza, President of Vista Safety Consulting, LLC, features interactive functionality. Click here to access the manual.
Please note: PCA Midwest/Plumbing Council contractors must be registered on our website in order to view and customize the manual.
UA Plumbers' Local 130 UA has posted its 2019 C.E. class schedule online for Illinois licensed plumbers. All of these classes (4-hours of IDPH approved C.E. credit) will be held at the UA Plumbers' Local 130 JAC Chicago, Volo or Joliet Training Centers.
Click here for a complete listing of the available classes.
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