CSLB – New Applications and Fees

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Notice of New CSLB Applications and Fee Increases Applications CSLB has updated its license applications.  Effective May 1, 2017, CSLB will only accept versions of the applications listed below with a revision date of October 2016 (“rev. 10/16” in bottom left corner) or later. Older versions of the applications listed below submitted to CSLB after May 1, 2017, will be …

Bills We’re Watching by Richard Markuson, CAPHCC Lobbyist

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Legislation Perhaps the worst bill (it’s early) introduced this year is AB 618 (Low – D Campbell). It is patterned after AB 1431 from 2015 that authorized K-12 school districts to utilize job order contracting (JOC) for school repairs. AB 618 will apply to Community Colleges. Under current law, K-12 school districts are required to competitively bid any public works …

2015 UPC Code Update: Water Supply and Distribution: Materials

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PHCC of California is proud to partner with IAPMO to provide code update information to the PHCC of California Membership.  CAPHCC will present updates from the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code in accordance with our mission statement: PHCC is dedicated to the promotion, advancement, education and training of the industry, for the protection of our environment and the health, safety and comfort …

PHCC GLAA Flow Expo 2017 – A Day To See It All, by Jerry Threlfall, CAPHCC Correspondent

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February 4th marked another wildly successful PHCC GLAA Flow Expo P-H-C Tradeshow. The 42nd annual event is the largest of its kind in the nation, and boasts over 146 vendors displaying more than 300 product lines.  Held once again at the extraordinary Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach California, the show brought together, in one location, everything the PHC …

2015 UPC Code Update: 1208.5.9.2, 1208.7, and 1212.5 Gas Joints, Pressure Regulators and Valves

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2015 Guide to Important Code Changes 1208.5.9.2, 1208.7, and 1212.5 Gas Joints, Pressure Regulators, and Valves What Changed 1208.5.9.2 Heat-Fusion Joint. Heat-fusion joints shall be made in accordance with AWS B2.4 qualified procedures that have been established and proven by test to produce gastight joints as strong as the pipe or tubing being joined. Joints shall be made with the …

March Madness! Early Bird Pricing Extended for PHCC WEST 2017

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March Madness comes PHCC of California-style!  Early Bird pricing has been extended to March 15th, and that’s not all! All pre-paid PHCC Contractor Members that have registered for PHCC WEST 2017 at www.phccwest.com by March 15, 2017 will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $500 Amazon Gift Card! * Why come to PHCC WEST 2017: Building for the …

2015 UPC Code Update: Water Supply and Distribution: Discharge Piping

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PHCC of California is proud to partner with IAPMO to provide code update information to the PHCC of California Membership.  CAPHCC will present updates from the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code in accordance with our mission statement: PHCC is dedicated to the promotion, advancement, education and training of the industry, for the protection of our environment and the health, safety and comfort …

OSHA Quick Takes – Injury & Illness Reporting

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Employers reminded to post injury and illness summaries through April; electronic filing not required until July OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be displayed from February through April in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses …

OSHA Quick Takes – March is National Ladder Safety Month

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Ladder safety is focus of national outreach campaign Falls from ladders are preventable, and yet they account for about 20,000 injuries and 300 deaths each year. On March 2, agency staff will discuss lessons from the field during a safety symposium hosted by the OSHA Education Center at the University of Texas, Arlington. The safety discussion, from 9 to 11:30 …

Bills We’re Watching by Richard Markuson, Lobbyist, CAPHCC

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AB 5 (Gonzales-Fletcher – D) would require employers with 10 or more employees to offer additional hours of work to an existing nonexempt employee before hiring an additional employee or subcontractor. AB 73 (Chiu and Caballero, Mullin, Santiago, and Ting – D) would authorize a city, county, including a charter city, charter county, or charter city and county, to establish …