Plumbing

  • 03.26.20

    Advocacy News

    Tell Your Lawmakers to Ensure Plumbing and HVAC Professionals Are Classified as Essential Infrastructure Workforce

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued guidance outlining essential workers that should be exempt from any quarantine orders issued by state or local governments requiring citizens to stay at home.

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  • 03.26.20

    Advocacy News

    Congress Passes COVID-19 Legislation, Senate Passes “Phase 3”

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has passed two bills providing financial aid and is currently debating a third bill that will provide significant economic stimulus (subsequently known as “Phase 1,” “Phase 2,” and “Phase 3”). 

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  • 03.26.20

    Advocacy News

    The Science of COVID-19

    It seems that today it’s Coronavirus all day, every day, and that has been particularly true at PHCC. Just to add some fact to the issue, here are some science elements from a DHS Master Question List, plus others to consider.

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  • 03.26.20

    Advocacy News

    COVID-19 Essential Services Documentation

    PHCC—National Association has filed a request with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to clarify its definition for workers that would be classified as providing essential services. DHS has issued a Memorandum that contains the following language pertaining to residential services in the Public Works section.

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  • 03.20.20

    White House Identifies Plumbers as ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers’ in Guidance for Response to COVID-19

    The President and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued a Coronavirus Guidance for America identifying plumbers and other tradespeople as “essential critical infrastructure workers” as our nation responds to the threat of COVID-19.

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  • 03.18.20

    Advocacy News

    A Message from PHCC’s Government Affairs Team Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

    PHCC’s government affairs team continues to advocate vigorously for our industry and remains committed to: keeping lines of communication open with federal policymakers; keeping track of legislative and executive branch activity as it relates to the COVID-19 ...

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  • 03.17.20

    Advocacy News

    DOL Releases IRAP Final Rule

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule establishing industry recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs) and will maintain the exclusion of construction industry from IRAPs, thereby maintaining the integrity of Registered Apprentice Programs. PHCC filed comments on the proposed rule making which supported the ultimate outcome of the rule.

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  • 03.13.20

    Coronavirus Guidelines from PHCC—National Association

    We are all concerned with the potential for conditions to worsen. It is vitally important that PHCC members take the appropriate steps to reduce the impact of the outbreak on your business, workers, customers and the public.

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  • 03.11.20

    ASSE International Publishes Three Revised Product Performance Standards

    ASSE 1014-2020, Performance Requirements for Backflow Prevention Devices for Hand-held Showers, ASSE 1020-2020, Performance Requirements for Pressure Vacuum Breaker Assemblies, and ASSE 1069-2020, Performance Requirements for Automatic Temperature Control Mixing Valves, have been designated as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and are now available for purchase.

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  • 03.05.20

    PHCC of Massachusetts Contractors Help Stoneham Homeowner Without Heat and Hot Water

    Across the Baystate there are many families who struggle in silence during the winter months. Many studies have been done on the dilemma of choosing to "heat or eat," or using the stove for household heat because the furnace went out, bundling kids up in added layers because the cost of oil is too much and it’s not “that cold,” living in darkness for as long as possible because the electric bill didn’t make the cut this month, or just plain suffering in extreme weather.

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