Safety & Risk Management

  • 06.13.19

    PHCCCONNECT2019 Heads to Indianapolis Oct. 2 – 4 to Offer Best Practices, Connections, Technologies for Plumbing and HVACR Professionals

    PHCCCONNECT2019 heads to Indianapolis Oct. 2 - 4, 2019, to equip p-h-c contractors with solid strategies for streamlining processes, harnessing technologies, boosting profitability and building the future workforce.

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  • 04.05.19

    Learn Tips on Efficiency, Manpower, and Safety from PHCC Contractor

    Shortly after getting into a project to thread the carbon steel pipe needed for gas lines in a 96-unit townhouse complex, Pinnacle Plumbing switched to Viega MegaPressG.

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  • 03.13.19

    PHCC Supports March 18-24 Fix-a-Leak Week

    A partner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense since the program’s inception in 2006, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) encourages all plumbing professionals to educate consumers on how to check for leaks and save water and money. The EPA’s annual Fix-a-Leak Week – which, this year, is March 18-24 – is a prime opportunity to spread …

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  • 01.24.19

    Advocacy News

    OSHA Announces Increased Fines

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will increase penalties in 2019 after publication in the Federal Register. The “Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements” penalty increases from $12,934 to $13,260.

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  • 12.13.18

    OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2018

    OSHA has announced a preliminary Top 10 list of its “Most Cited Violations of 2018.”

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  • 11.14.18

    Central Texas Plumbing Solutions Earns 2018 PHCC Safety Award

    Chris Sproles of Waco, Texas, was awarded Federated Insurance’s Safety First! Contractor of the Year Award at PHCC’s CONNECT 2018, held earlier this month in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The annual award recognizes a PHCC contractor who uses Federated’s resources to effectively implement sound risk management practices.

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  • 09.12.18

    Tips for Hurricanes & Other Storms

    What's your game plan if a category 4 hurricane is headed your way? Here are some tips that can help with this storm and in planning for the next one.

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  • 08.23.18

    Driving Biggest Risk for Contractors

    Driving risks were a large topic of discussion at the recent Insurance, Safety, & Risk Management meeting at Federated Insurance in Owatonna, Minnesota. It was reported that driving represents 60% of losses for contractors. Fatalities are up 5 to 6% in 2018 over 2017 and may exceed 40,000 deaths. Incidents in all age categories are up but highest increase is in age 45 to 54 bracket. Driver’s …

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  • 08.14.18

    Dealing with Legal Marijuana

    The changing world of marijuana laws was a top topic with PHCC Corporate Partner Federated Insurance during the PHCC Insurance, Safety & Risk Management committee’s annual safety meeting. While not considered legal advice, the conversation considered contractors who strive to maintain a drug-free workplace and how to cope with the 30 states that have medical marijuana laws and the nine states that have legalized recreational marijuana.

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  • 07.26.18

    Education and Training Update: Week of July 23, 2018

    Investigatory Suspension: Paid or Unpaid? & Webinar: Domestic Hot Water Recirculation System and Keeping Up with the Balancing Codes

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