PCA Safety Awards for Contractors
The PCA is now accepting applications for for our annual “Company Commitment to a Safe Workplace Award” for the year-ending 2016. All applications (PCA member contractor firms only) must be received by February 3, 2017
Download the instructions by clicking here.
The awards are given to PCA contractor member firms who show improvement as compared to their own three-year running averages.
Download the application by clicking here.
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
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 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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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 on December 1st, PAMCANI, the PCA and the Plumbing Council will continue to host our free Hazcom Training presentation online for new hires and anyone who still needs to obtain certification.
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
OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a final rule (2016) to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
PCA Safety Flyer on Silica Rule
The new rule requires employers in affected industries to implement controls and work practices that are intended to reduce employees’ exposure to the deadly dust particles.
OSHA's Final Rule on Silica
PCA Associate Membership
Associate members of the Plumbing Contractors Association of Chicago and Cook County (PCA) 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 Associate Member or if you want to see a complete listing of our industry partners that stand with the PCA.
Associate Membership Listing
The PCA and our Members
As one of the oldest trade associations in the United States, the mission of the Plumbing Contractors Association of Chicago and Cook County 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.
Immediately following the posting of Local 130's new PCA and PAMCANI wage sheet, our contractors began raising questions about how to implement the changes.
To assist our contractors, we have produced a frequently asked question (FAQ) fact sheet.
Please take the time to read through our FAQ fact sheet and contact our office at 312-563-9526 if you have any other questions about the contract.
Click here for the FAQ sheet
Click here for the 2014 CBA
Click here for the wage sheet.
Click here for the dual bond form