Safety & Risk Management

  • 11.22.22

    RIDGID

    RIDGID® Introduces its First Cordless Threader: 760 FXP™ Power Drive with FXP Battery

    The battery-powered solution includes intuitive features and is backed by the quality RIDGID is known for in the industry Elyria, Ohio – November 17, 2022 — RIDGID®, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces the 760 FXP™ Power Drive, its first hand-held cordless threading solution designed for portability and ease of use on the jobsite. Powered by RIDGID’s all-new FXP …

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  • 10.12.22

    Safety Contractor of the Year

    Granite Corp Receives 2022 PHCC “Safety First” Award

    (Owatonna, Minnesota) – Federated Insurance is proud to announce their 17th annual “Safety First! Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors (PHCC) Contractor of the Year Award” on Oct. 7, 2022, during the Annual Business Meeting of the PHCC association’s national convention, PHCCCONNECT2022, in...

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  • 09.20.22

    RIDGID

    RIDGID® RP 115 Mini Press Tool: The Smallest, Lightest Press Tool on the Market

    A part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, RIDGID offers a complete selection of press tool solutions Elyria, Ohio — RIDGID®, part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces the smallest and lightest press tool on the market, the RP 115 Mini Press Tool. Designed for residential and lightweight commercial plumbing use, it completes the majority of press connections installed in …

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  • 09.20.22

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    New Jersey Adopts 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code

    Trenton, N.J. — New Jersey has officially adopted the 2021 edition of the National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) to serve as the plumbing code for the Garden State. The Division of Codes and Standards, which is part of the state’s Department of Community Affairs, adopted the NSPC with state-specific amendments on...

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  • 09.13.22

    RIDGID

    RIDGID® Pipe Patching System: Simpler Trenchless Pipe Repair in Two Hours or Less

    The underground solution from RIDGID, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, provides a new business opportunity for drain cleaning and inspection professionals Elyria, Ohio — RIDGID®, part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces an all-inclusive, start-to-finish solution for faster and simpler trenchless repairs. The RIDGID Pipe Patching System is the most versatile …

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  • 06.21.22

    RIDGID

    Students Participate in Second Annual RIDGID® “We Love STEM Day”

    A part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, RIDGID hosted a day of hands-on STEM learning Elyria, Ohio — RIDGID®, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, hosted its second annual “We Love STEM Day” in June for 38 students in grades three through eight. The event was designed to support local schools and engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). …

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  • 06.10.22

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    Plumbing Industry Leaders Address Key Trends, Issues at 2022 Emerging Water Technology Symposium

    San Antonio (May 20, 2022) — The seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium returned as an in-person event for the first time in four years, bringing together industry, manufacturing, water utility and government leaders from around the world.

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  • 05.19.22

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    National Standard Plumbing Code Public Hearing Set for Aug. 11

    The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) encourages all members and industry representatives to review the proposed code changes for the 2024 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) and attend the NSPC public hearing, Aug. 11, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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  • 02.01.22

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    Keynote Speakers Announced for Seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium

    Dr. Richard Thorsten, chief impact officer for Water.org, and Robert Puente, president and CEO of the San Antonio Water System, will deliver the keynote addresses at the seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), scheduled for May 10-11 in San Antonio.

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  • 06.10.21

    PHCC - Staff

    Driving Under the Influence of Electronics

    It is generally estimated that we unlock our mobile phones 10 times more than times we crack a smile. April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month with the National Safety Council estimating that over 700 people are injured in distracted driving crashes.  In March 2021, USA Today wrote “The nonprofit National Safety Council estimates in a [recent] report that 42,060 people died in vehicle crashes in 2020, an 8% increase over 2019 and the first jump in four years.”1 This occurred despite the fact that Americans drive 13% less miles during the pandemic.

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