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 next PCA Membership Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Maggiano's in Oak Brook starting at 6:00 PM. Check back here for more information as the event approaches.
In the meantime, check out these upcoming PCA and industry meetings to attend.
The UA Local 130 JAC is accepting applications for admission to its Plumbing Apprenticeship Program through Thursday, February 20, 2020. Applications will be accepted in person only at the following times and locations: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; and Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Chicago, Volo and Joliet Offices. For more information and to download an application packet, click here.
Bill Heffernan (ERS and Screen Safe, Inc.) will conduct a reasonable suspicion training session on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Mokena and again on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Vernon Hills (both from 3:00 - 4:30 PM) that will help our contractors and their office staff recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse and controlled substance use. There is no cost to attend for PCA members and their employees. To register online, click here (February 20) or click here (March 4).
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.
Also check out these resources from the ERS-EAP:
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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