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Plumbing Council Codebook
PCA Regional Code Book
The 2016-17 edition is a completely updated and revised REGIONAL CODE BOOK (which now includes Chicago and unincorporated Cook County codes) and 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.
Click here to access the Code Book
Rising Tide
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 PCA Midwest office (312-563-9526) for more information.
PCA Hazcom
Free Hazcom Training Still Available
While 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 still needs to obtain certification.
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Safety Manual
PCA Revised Company Safety Manual
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.
Download the Safety Manual here
1) Associate Membership
PCA Associate Membership
Associate members of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) have the ability to gain visibility with over 300+ plumbing contractors working in the 17 Illinois counties in our jurisdiction.
Application Form
Click on the links below if you are interested in joining and learning more about the advantages of becoming a PCA Midwest Associate Member or if you want to see a complete listing of our industry partners that stand with the PCA Midwest.
Associate Membership Listing
PCA Mission
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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Lead Safety Brochure
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.
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Local 130 CBA
Schedule A for Residential & Light Comm.
Residential Plumbing Service Agreement
PCA Bargaining Rights Form
PCA Membership Form
Consumer Lead Safety Brochure
PCA Connections Brochure
Drug Free Program
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PCA Membership Meeting

james coyne newThe next PCA Membership Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Erie Cafe in Chicago starting at 6:00 p.m. (registration and reception). James F. Coyne, Business Manager of Plumbers Local 130 UA will serve as our guest speaker. As in the past, it is anticipated that Mr. Coyne will provide our PCA Midwest contractors, associate members and guests with a “state of the union” report likely featuring an update on the successful grand opening this past September of the new JAC Training Center and its impact on the recruitment of the next generation of plumbing apprentices and their ability to meet and exceed the technological advancements shaping our industry.
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Please note: This "annual" meeting will also include the election of the PCA Midwest Board. PCA Midwest members (only) will affirm the PCA Midwest Nominating Committee slate of Officers and Directors who will lead our organization for the 2018-19 term or if necessary vote (one vote per PCA Midwest member firm) in the event that there is more than one qualified candidate for any of the board posts. 
Focus on Safety: New OSHA Silica Rule

silicaAs of September 23, 2017, construction employers (including plumbing contractors) who engage in activities that create respirable silica dust through tasks such as cutting, grinding or blasting materials like concrete, stone, and brick are expected to comply with all of the requirements of OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica rule. Please click on the links below to access valuable information and resources on this safety topic. For specific questions about the OSHA Silica Final Rule, please contact PCA Midwest Safety Consultant Roger Paveza at 847-951-7544 or by email at . Having a top-notch safety consultant like Roger Paveza “on call” is just another exclusive Premium Contractor Advantage that accompanies your affiliation with our Association.
 
 
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