Safety & Risk Management

  • 10.02.20

    Plumb Works Inc. Receives 2020 PHCC Safety Award

    Federated Mutual Insurance Company proudly announces Plumb Works, Inc., is the 15th annual Safety First! PHCC Contractor of the Year. Owner Jerome Sabol accepted the award Oct. 1 at the Annual Business Meeting of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC), held during PHCCCONNECT2020. Plumb Works Inc., a family-owned plumbing service provider, has served the Atlanta, Georgia, area for more than 27 years.

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  • 08.07.20

    Temperature Assessment Devices

    There has been increased interest in temperature assessment devices as part of an overall COVID-19 response plan as businesses begin to reopen.  There is some hesitancy in using these instruments because in part as the Federal Drug Administration notes in its article, Non-contact Temperature Assessment Devices During the COVID-19 Pandemic, “Some studies suggest that temperature measurements alone may miss more than half of infected people.”

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  • 04.24.20

    COVID Recovery Efforts

    Many of the personal hygiene and medical protocols needed to ultimately eradicate this disease takes for granted the availability the heating and cooling of water, and maintaining healthy temperatures and humidity of controlled air.

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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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  • 03.19.20

    Potential Business Closures: What to Consider

    COVID-19: Six months ago, those words meant nearly nothing to the average person, but today it would be hard for anyone in the U.S. to not know what the virus is. The ever-evolving response to Coronavirus has had different effects across the country; unfortunately, some contractors are already faced with shutting down their operations because of “shelter-in-place” orders, as well as other directives and situations in their areas.

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  • 03.19.20

    Managing Your Business Through COVID-19

    For more than 135 years, PHCC’s commitment has been to fulfill our organization’s proud mission to protect public health, safety and the environment. This enduring value guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to COVID-19. Like you, we’re navigating uncharted territory ... but we remain laser focused on implementing procedures that will protect our employees and volunteer leaders and providing resources that will support you, our valued members.

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  • 03.18.20

    COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

    PHCC—National Association has received numerous inquiries related to the current health crisis in America. While no one knows every detail related to this novel virus, the following are some suggested actions a contractor could use in their business. If in doubt, the local health authority would be a good resource to verify a business’s procedures.

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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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  • 03.13.20

    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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  • 03.12.20

    Understanding Coronavirus Exposure for Plumbing Professionals

    In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) started monitoring the outbreak of a new coronavirus which ultimately was named COVID-19. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China. This paper is intended to provide practical guidance for plumbing professionals who work on sanitary waste and sewer systems on how to protect themselves, their loved ones and their coworkers during the current …

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