Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

Here’s your ticket to a good time! You are invited to join us on Saturday May 2nd from 4-8pm for a Viewing Party fundraiser to support Philadelphia City Council at Large Candidate, Dan Tinney.

There will be food, beverages, auction items, 50-50’s, and of course…a lot of fun. Bring a friend and enjoy a nice afternoon with everyone at Steamfitters Local 420 Hall. A nominal fee of $35 per person will be collected.

When: Saturday, May 2, 2015
What Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Steamfitters Local 420 Hall
Cost: $35

For tickets, please contact Jim Walls at 267-761-1667 or Jim Snell at 215-514-4927.

We hope to see you there!

Breakfast Reception In Support of Dan Tinney

Please join us this Friday, April 10th for a breakfast reception in support of Dan Tinney! Dan is a blue-collar worker who grew up in the Millbrook section of Northeast Philadelphia. Dan is a proud member of Steamfitters Local Union 420. In 2014, Dan began serving as a Republican Committeeman in the Northeast. He now wants to further serve his community and his party on Philadelphia City Council.

Come out and show your support! All donations are gladly accepted. Please make checks payable to: “Dan Tinney for City Council”

Friday | April 10th | 8:30a-10:30a
Famous 4th Street Delicatessen
700 S 4th St | Philadelphia, PA | 19147

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Contractor Licensure Requirements Effective September 30, 2015

Please be advised that recent legislation aimed at improving public safety has resulted in significant changes to contractor licensure in Philadelphia. The following changes will take effect on September 30th:

  • All workers directly performing permitted construction or demolition activities shall have completed an approved course of safety training which may include OSHA 10.
  • All contractors licensed under Section 9-1004 of the Philadelphia Code must employ at least one supervisory employee who has completed an approved, extended course of safety training which may include OSHA 30k within the past 5 years.
​Identification of supervisory employee and proof of training will be required as a condition for license issuance on all applications made after September 30, 2015 and for the renewal of all licenses set to expire on or after March 31, 2016.

Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Law

On February 12, 2015, Mayor Nutter signed into law a new Chapter of The Philadelphia Code entitled “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces. Known as Philadelphia’s paid sick leave law, it provides that certain employees are entitled to paid and unpaid sick leave. To read more about how this will effect your company, please read this summary provided by Henry Donner at Jacoby Donner, P.C.: Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Law

NAECA 2015: What You Need To Know

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On April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to water heater energy factor (EF) requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA). These new requirements call for higher energy factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, and oil water heaters, completely altering the water heater landscape. NAECA also affects some light-duty commercial water heaters. Please note that this date is strictly a manufacturer cutoff date and that current products can still be purchased and installed after April 16th.

How This Effects You
• Many of the water heaters you’ve installed in the past will now be larger in size and weight (i.e. condensing units, heat pumps, etc.).

• These size and weight changes will affect how you store, specify, transport, and install water heaters.

ill-elec 2• There will also be new technologies introduced that may require you (and your
employees) to participate in manufacturer or wholesaler sponsored training.

• In cases where your customers cannot replace an existing water heater with a similar model, you will need to provide them with additional guidance on their water heater replacement options.

• Some of the NAECA product options may require you to incorporate an electrical feed, venting, or condensate disposal into an installation where none of these factors existed with the original water heater.

What is the M&SCA Doing?
The M&SCA of Eastern PA is committed to helping all of its members make the transition to the 2015 standards as smooth as possible. To do this, we are partnering with our Allied Member, Bradford White Water Heaters, to give you the resources you will need to understand the changes that are coming.

Here are some useful links provided by:
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NAECA Website
NAECA Video
NAECA Brochure
NAECA Webinar
NAECA Model Number Cross-Reference Guide