Seven Minute Safety Trainer from Federated Insurance

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The Seven Minute Safety Trainer powered by BLR® allows user friendly access to more than 350 safety meeting topics anytime and anywhere as an easy to use mobile application. Federated Insurance is excited to announce this complimentary new service that will provide our contractor clients with effective and efficient employee safety training resources. Whether using a desktop or a mobile …

Will a Notice of Non-Responsibility Prevent Enforcement of a California Mechanics Lien? by William Porter, Porter Law Group, Inc.

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The “Notice of Non-Responsibility” is one of the most misunderstood and ineffectively used of all the legal tools available to property owners in California construction law. As a result, in most cases the answer to the above question is “No”, the posting and recording of a Notice of Non-Responsibility will not prevent enforcement of a California Mechanics Lien. The mechanics …

PHCC Members Train Online with Insinkerator

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Train online with InSinkErator®! PHCC members can sign up for the new InSinkErator eLearning Center and earn up to 2 chances to win great prizes in an electronic scratch-to-win game. GoPro® Hero cameras, rolling 48-can coolers with speakers, and Oakley® or Ray-Ban® sunglasses are all up for grabs – plus you’ll automatically be entered to win an all-inclusive cruise to …

PHCC GSA Training Facility Updates by Theresa Perez, Training Coordinator

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January was a busy month for our students with the 2nd Session now in effect. We had Tool Demos with Rothenburger Tools for the 3rd Year Students. Along with Uponor & CSST trainings provided by Jim Casey with Osborne and Marty with Kincaide trained the students on Ward Flex. Matt McGuire with Rinnai Water Heaters hosted a repair training class …

2015 Water Heater Regulation Overview

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PHCC National has provided a ‘go-to’ web page for PHCC Members regarding the new Water Heater Efficiency Standards that will go into affect on April 16, 2015 and how these standards will impact your business. The Game Changer A “playbook” developed in partnership with Bradford White Corporation on the new water heater efficiency standards and how they’ll impact your business. …

Why do the nation’s best belong to PHCC?

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If a picture speaks 1,000 words … This must-see video says it all! By: Julie Turner, PHCC National The New Year is a great time for a refresher on how you can best leverage PHCC’s resources and connections. In this brand-new video, p-h-c contractors just like you take a break at CONNECT 2014 to share real value from their memberships. …

Our Apprentices Need Your Help!

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PHCC California Apprenticeship Competition Module Rebuild – Your Sponsorship Is Needed! The PHCC California Apprenticeship Competition is held at the PHCC GLAA Flow Expo and attracts nationwide attention to the best and brightest PHCC apprenticeship has to offer.  We pride ourselves on PHCC training, and the quality of PHCC employees.  Now we need your help, so we can take pride in our …

Reminder: Paid Sick Leave Posting Requirement Takes Effect Next Week

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California’s paid sick leave law contains a new posting requirement, effective January 1, 2015. Although employers must begin providing the paid sick leave benefit beginning July 1, 2015,  they must comply with the posting requirement effective January 1, 2015. The legislation (AB 1522) specifically required the Labor Commissioner to create the mandatory poster for employers to use. Employers are required …

Harassment Prevention Training: Prevention of Abusive Conduct

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AB 2053 requires employers that are subject to the mandatory sexual harassment prevention training requirement for supervisors to include a component on the prevention of “abusive conduct” beginning January 1, 2015. This new law does not mean that an employee can sue for abusive conduct in the workplace, unless, of course, the conduct becomes discrimination or harassment against a protected …

QSC – November Toolbox Talks – Portable Fire Extinguishers

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Fire extinguishers are considered first aid appliances.  Operators must be trained in their classification and use. When a fire is first detected, THINK SAFETY FIRST! Sound the alarm Immediately contact the local Fire Department by dialing 911 if possible. Provide any and all information requested. Classification of types of fires and types of portable fire extinguishers: Class A fires involve …