• PCA Regional Codebook
  • Join The PCA Midwest’s Rising Tide
  • Free Hazcom Training
  • PCA Revised Safety Manual
  • PCA Associate Membership
  • The PCA and Our Members
  • PCA Consumer Lead Brochure
  • PCA Regional Codebook

    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.

  • Join The PCA Midwest’s Rising Tide

    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.

  • Free Hazcom Training

    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.

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  • PCA Revised Safety Manual

    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.

    Download the Safety Manual here

  • PCA Associate Membership

    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.

    Application Form

  • The PCA and Our Members

    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.

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  • PCA Consumer Lead Brochure

    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.

PCA Meetings

PCA Expo

The PCA Midwest will relaunch our “Associate Member Expo/Fall Fest” on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Harry Caray’s Restaurant in Lombard adjacent to the Westin Hotel starting at 6:00 PM. This year’s event will feature retired Chicago Bears Hall of Fame defensive tackle and cable sportscaster Dan Hampton. For more information and to register, click here.


PCA Sponsored C.E. Class

The PCA is sponsoring a 4-hour C.E. class on November 21, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Holiday Inn in Itasca. Session I will cover Environmental Hazards Training: Lead, Mold, Legionella Bacteria and Asbestos. Session II will cover Health Hazards in Construction: Hazard Communication and Silica Awareness. For more information and to register, click here.


Gov. Signs Retainage Reform

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed SB 1636 into law on August 20, 2019. SB 1636 lowers retainage from 10% to 5% once 50% of a construction project is complete. This is great news for all of our Association's plumbing contractors who may wait for more than a year after completing work until payment is finally received. We would like to personally thank IMSCA Executive Director Jessica Newbold for spearheading this legislative victory along with SB 1636 co-sponsors Illinois Representative Luis Arroyo and former Illinois State Senator John Mulroe. We also appreciate all of our PCA Midwest/Plumbing Council contractors who personally wrote letters to the Governor in support of SB 1636.

For a recap of this legislation, click here.
For a Q&A explanation on this law, click here.


PCA Health & Safety Manual

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. 

 


C.E.Classes for Illinois Licensed Plumbers

The PCA is sponsoring a 4-hour C.E. class on November 21, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Holiday Inn in Itasca. Session I will cover Environmental Hazards Training: Lead, Mold, Legionella Bacteria and Asbestos. Session II will cover Health Hazards in Construction: Hazard Communication and Silica Awareness. For more information and to register, click here.

The Northern Illinois Chapter of the ABPA is sponsoring a Cross Connection Education Day on September 20, 2019 at the Medinah Shriners in Addison. 6 C.E. credits will be given. To register, click here.

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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