PCA Health & Safety Manual
The PCA “Health & Safety Manual” is available exclusively to all PCA contractors at no cost. The document compiled by PCA safety consultant Roger Paveza, President of Vista Safety Consulting, LLC, features interactive functionality. Click here to access the manual.
Please note: PCA contractors must be registered on our website in order to view and customize the manual.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Senate Bill 75, Public Act 101-0221 was signed into law by Governor Pritzker in August 2019. Under this Act, Illinois employers are required to train employees on sexual harassment prevention by December 31, 2024, and on an annual basis thereafter. PCA contractors can use the current model training provided (at no cost) by the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) by clicking here.
ERS: Well-Being. Done Well.
PCA-affiliated contractors can gain free access to the services and online resources of Employee Resource Systems –ERS (as well as its Employer/Member Assistance programs – EAP/MAP listed below). ERS is the service provider responsible for administering crucial evaluation, counseling and follow-up to our “Drug Free Alliance Program. Moreover, as a contractor covered by the PCA’s union contract, you and your employees who do not belong to the union also are welcome to utilize ERS’ many available services and programs sponsored on your behalf by the PCA. In addition, your Plumbers Local 130 member employees enjoy numerous ERS benefits as part of Local 130’s Welfare Fund-sponsored offerings, including: Drug Free Alli-ance Follow Up; Online Seminars; Workplace “Time Management” Courses; Education Services; Older Adult Services; Resources for Veterans; Child Care Services; and more. Reminder: all Illinois employers must provide all employees with Illinois compliant sexual harassment training annually (before December 31 of each year). This training – including a certificate issued after completion – is available to PCA contractors through ERS. Visit the ERS website at www.mylifeexpert.com/ for the no-cost training, and use the code pcaeap to create or log into your profile.
The Plumbing Industry's
Hall of Fame Induction
The Chicago Training Center of the Plumbers’ Local 130 UA JAC was the ideal setting as over 125 industry well-wishers including member contractors, association leaders, union officials, invited guests, family and friends gathered on August 31, 2022 to pay tribute to the two newest inductees into the “Chicago Area Plumbing Industry Hall of Fame”: Terrance M. McCarthy of Terry Plumbing Co. and George W. Treutelaar of Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating Co.
2024 Illinois PHCC CEU Schedule
Course # 750-002-C1 - IDPH Sponsor # 750-002
Each class will be 4 Credit Hours
(1 CE credit for each 50 minutes of instruction)
Below is our current schedule of continuing education classes for Illinois licensed plumbers. Registration links will be live at least 6 weeks prior to the class date.
Operating requirements necessary to properly participate in the course and receive CE credit are: A computer, tablet or phone with a broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection and be sure your speakers are connected. You will need to have a webcam in order to verify your attendance and to show your current license. By registering you are consenting to being on camera and being recorded.
Please make sure you have downloaded the latest version of Zoom prior to attending.
Course Dates-All courses are Central Time.
Click on the date to register for the following classes:
Cancellation Policy: IL PHCC reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment. If we cancel a course, you will be notified and you may transfer to another class. There is no refund for any registration not cancelled (10) working days prior to the workshop. Cancellations made prior to (10) working days before the class will be charged a cancellation fee of $15.00.
Chicago Lead Service Line Replacement Program
Former Chicago Mayor Lightfoot recently announced an initiative to launch the City’s long-awaited Lead Service Line Replacement Program. The City is offering two methods of City-assisted replacement: The Equity Lead Service Line Replacement Program for low-income residents and the Homeowner-Initiated Lead Service Line Replacement Program. Information on the Lead Service Line Replacement Program is available at: www.LeadSafeChicago.org.
The Plumbing Contractors Association of Greater Chicago
603 Rogers Street, Suite 2
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515