The 2017-18 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 PCA Midwest 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. This document is available as individual "chapter" PDF files and/or editable "Word" files to insert your company name.
To obtain access to any of the safety manual files, click the link below. Once on the document page, you will need to Login or "Create an account" and accept the disclaimer.
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.
Our next PCA Midwest Membership Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 5 at the UA Local 130 JAC Training Center in Chicago. We will highlight the value of employing the next generation of highly-trained and cost-effective UA Local 130 JAC apprentices. In addition, the PCA Midwest Board nominating committee will be appointed/named at this meeting.
Please note that this meeting will replace our September membership meeting traditionally held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Erie Café. This change is due to a prior scheduling conflict with our Board and to accommodate UA Local 130 Officers and JAC staff.
To register, click here or contact Barb Bigelow at the PCA office at 312-563-9526 or by email at .
UA Plumbers' Local 130 UA has posted its 2018-2019 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 beginning in September of 2018.
The PCA Midwest will host another C.E. class (2 or 4-hours of IDPH approved C.E. credit) later this year (TBD) as well as additional classes in February and March of 2019. More details to come.
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