For Immediate Release: Dustin Teemsma of Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical wins the PHCC of California Excellence in Safety Award for 2022!

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Sacramento, CA – July 2, 2022: Dustin Teemsma is awarded the PHCC of California Excellence in Safety Award for 2022 at PHCC WEST 2022 in Lake Tahoe, NV The PHCC of California Excellence in Safety Award recognizes a Contractor Member who demonstrates safety as a core value that permeates the company culture. The Contractor Member also models safety to the rest …

How to Dispose of Mercury Thermostats

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How to Dispose of Mercury Thermostats Free Recycling for Contractors In California, there are as many as 10.5 million mercury-containing thermostats still in use. With each one containing about 4 grams of mercury, that equals nearly 50 tons of the toxic substance that must be handled and disposed of properly. As a contractor, you can help. Mercury can pose serious …

CAPHCC Quick Links on Asbestos Requirements in California

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Below are a summary of links that provide an overview of asbestos requirements in California. EPA – Asbestos NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) Federal OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926 State of California OSHA Standard Title 7 CCR 1529 California EPA – Department of Toxic Substances Control – Asbestos Disposal California List of Air Quality Management Districts Sacramento Rule 902 …

Asbestos Overview by Gio Fanelli, Trainer, ERT

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Download the .pdf of this article ASBESTOS OVERVIEW by Gio Fanelli. Recently several PHCC of California contractors have incurred liability on construction projects by not testing for asbestos prior to performing work.  PHCC of California called on industry expert Gio Fanelli, Environmental Consultant and Trainer at ERT to educate our membership.  Gio writes: The word Asbestos is not a scientific …

CAPHCC Alert: Important Asbestos Information for PHCC Contractors

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Recently several PHCC Contractors have incurred liability by not testing for asbestos prior to performing work.  Insurance companies have refused to pay homeowner’s claims on damage because of the lack of an asbestos test, and subrogated (transferred liability) to contractors. Asbestos testing is required on ALL plumbing & HVAC construction work that disturbs asbestos, even in the case of newer homes …

OSHA’s Confined Spaces Rule Impacts Home Performance Workers, by the Building Performance Institute

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New Rule Applies to Crawl Spaces and Attics Malta, NY, June 30, 2015 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a new rule to protect workers in confined spaces, including residential attics and crawl spaces, that will impact the work of home performance and weatherization professionals. Routine tasks such as installing spray-foam insulation in attics or installing …