Steamfitters L.U. 420

Steamfitters Local Union 420
Business Manager: Anthony Gallagher
14420 Townsend Road – Philadelphia, PA 19154
P: 267.350.4200   F: 267.350.4299
www.lu420.org

Chartered in 1903, Steamfitters Local Union 420 has over the years been assigned, by the United Association, to oversee a geographical jurisdiction that encompasses all or parts of ten counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, including the City of Philadelphia.

Local Union 420’s work includes the installation and servicing of process piping systems, including but not limited to: steam and hot-water heating systems, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, chemical and petrochemical plants, power generation facilities, medical-gas systems and complete environmental systems found in schools, churches, hospitals, high rises, offices, apartment buildings and commercial and industrial facilities of all kinds.  All pipe-line work in Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Chester County and Montgomery County come under the jurisdiction of Local Union 420. In the field of Industrial Instrumentation & Calibration, Steamfitters Local Union 420 has the jurisdiction over four Northeast states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York.

Members of Steamfitters Local Union 420 are dedicated to their union and their craft. This is evident by the members continually receiving the latest training and certifications, all which are necessary for our signatory contractors to successfully compete in today’s marketplace.

Steamfitters Local Union 420 takes an active part in the care of its members, their families and the surrounding communities. Through charitable contributions to local youth programs, scholarship funds, specialized educational programs and active participation in local and regional affairs, Local Union 420 is truly a benevolent organization.  Most importantly, through collective bargaining with our Mechanical and Service Contractors Associations, Local Union 420 has established and maintained a vested retirement plan, health care plan and a negotiated wage; all of which are designed to protect and provide for our membership.


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NFPA 70E – 2015 – Conditional Relief from Some Category 2 PPE

Under very specific circumstances, mechanical service technicians are now permitted to wear less personal protective equipment (PPE) than what is typically required for work on HVAC units pushing 480 volts or less. This bulletin addresses work on HVAC equipment pushing 480 volts or less only. If your workers are exposed to equipment pushing higher voltages, please be sure to read the applicable parts of NFPA 70E – 2015. Some of the changes made to provisions covering higher voltages are substantive. For example, the arc flash boundary for what was formerly Hazard/Risk Category 4 has changed from 8 feet to 40 feet.

Current/Standard Requirements for Category 2 PPE:
When service technicians are exposed to energized electrical conductors and/or circuit parts of HVAC units pushing 480 volts or less, they are required to wear the following PPE: Continue reading

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