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 all PCA contractors (at no cost), as well as local municipal inspectors working in our jurisdiction.
The Plumbing Contractors Association of Greater Chicago (PCA) wants 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 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 will continue to host our free Hazcom Training presentation online for new hires and anyone who needs to obtain certification.
Take advantage of the PCA's completely updated Company Safety Policy Manual. To obtain access to any of the safety manual files, click the link below. PCA contractors must be registered on our website in order to view and customize the manual.
Associate members of the Plumbing Contractors Association of Greater Chicago have the ability to gain visibility with over 270+ 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 Associate Member. See Associate Membership Listing.
As one of the oldest trade associations in the United States, the mission of the Plumbing Contractors Association of Greater Chicago 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.
The PCA is interested in providing our contractors with as much useful information as possible to operate their business effectively, especially during these extraordinary times regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. For an overview of unemployment benefits related to the COVID-19 outbreak, our Association asked PCA Associate member and attorney Jason Martin Loebach, Partner at Chitkowski Law Offices a series of questions on the topic. To view the questions and answers, click here.
As our PCA contractors and PCA Associate members continue to prepare their businesses and offices for preventing the spread of the coronavirus, our Association recommends that you take the time to review the following articles and links concerning best practices for employers related to coronavirus.
Any information and/or recommendations contained in the third-party website links below have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable and are for informational purposes only. No warranty, guarantee, or representation is made by the PCA of Greater Chicago as to the absolute correctness or sufficiency of any of the information contained in the links below. Further, nothing from the links should be construed to be legal or professional advice from the PCA of Greater Chicago.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - DOL
This Act requires certain employers to provide employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.
PCA COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Webinars (complimentary)
Local 130 COVID-19 Notices
In order to maintain the health and safety of its apprentices and staff, Plumbers Local 130 JAC has closed all of its JAC Training Centers. All JAC classes will be suspended at the Chicago, Joliet and Volo Training Centers until further notice. All apprentices should report to his or her assigned contractors until further communication from the JAC office.
NorthPoint Developers Avenue O - Buildings A & E will be hosting a virtual open house on April 2, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM for subcontractors and suppliers to learn about available scopes to work to bid and have an opportunity to ask questions to either the developer or the potential GC's. To RSVP and receive the virtual information, email .
The PCA is pleased to present three new "In-Studio" You Tube videos addressing the Illinois Marijuana Law that took effect on January 1, 2020 and the Illinois Retainage Law (private construction jobs only) that took effect in 2019.
Also check out this resources from the ERS-EAP:
The PCA “Health & Safety Manual” is available exclusively to all PCA contractors at no cost. The 2019-2020 revised document compiled by PCA safety consultant Roger Paveza, President of Vista Safety Consulting, LLC, features interactive functionality. Click here to access the manual.
Please note: PCA contractors must be registered on our website in order to view and customize the manual.
UA Plumbers' Local 130 UA has posted its 2020 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.
The Illinois Plumbing Inspectors Association (IPIA) will hold its 23rd annual C.E. Program on Friday, May 8 at the Medinah Shrine Center in Addison, Illinois. Application and fees ($125 per person) must be received by April 15th. Click here for the registration form.
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