Notes for 29 County Building Common Journeyperson Laborer

Adams, Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming & York
 
The following updates to the Bureau of Labor Law Compliance’s Pennsylvania Building Journeyperson Laborer Notes are meant to provide a reference point for uniformity and clarity throughout the Commonwealth. The Notes may not be comprehensive, and should be read in conformity with the custom and usage of the construction industry in the geographic region in which they are utilized.

CLASS 1

COMMON JOURNEYPERSON
  1. Cleaning, scrubbing, washing and polishing floors, furniture and windows (including through the use of bonding or flying cranes); For marble, granite, and terrazzo, cleaning, scrubbing, washing, and polishing after final acceptance.
  2. Demolition of interiors and removal of all debris;
  3. Grading stone and dirt by hand;
  4. Form pinning
  5. Pouring handling, and placing of all concrete and related materials and all cure applications;
  6. Sheathing, lagging, and mining;
  7. Cleaning up debris;
  8. Stripping, dismantling, oiling and moving of concrete forms;
  9. Loading, unloading and carrying of reinforced steel;
  10. Handling and distributing lumber and all other building materials, including final strip, and including materials used or installed by mechanical trades (e.g., electrician, plumber, sheet metal worker, insulator);
  11. Unloading, carrying, distributing and laying of pre-cast concrete slabs and planks;
  12. Wrecking, moving and demolishing underpinning and shoring of all structures;
  13. Using flags and other signaling devices;
  14. Performing landscaping and nursery work;
  15. Serving as a Toolroom Person, hanging tools, delivering tools;
  16. Cleaning precipitators;
  17. Watching for fires;
  18. Operating conveyors;
  19. Using vacuum cleaners of all types (ride or walk-along);
  20. Digging and filling holes and trenches using hand tools;
  21. Driving stakes;
  22. Ripping out material which is to be discarded;
  23. Cleaning roof removal materials on the ground. Performs roof removal work for demolition (Roof removal work for roof replacement is performed by roofers);
  24. Operating a pressure washer;
  25. Unloading, stockpiling and moving materials for carpenters.
  26. Operating power buggies and pumps;
  27. Operating walk along compacting and vibrating equipment;
  28. Operating guniting machines (including potman);
  29. Operating steam jennies;
  30. Using pumps of 2” and under;
  31. Operating burning torches or burners for demolition;
  32. Blasting or assisting with blasting;
  33. Grading and building scaffolds;
  34. Using or assisting with air and hydraulic wagon drills, on or off tracks;
  35. Using walk-along or walk behind lifts and similar machines;
  36. Serving as a drill runner or drill runner’s assistant;
  37. Operating a chipping hammer or similar;
  38. Mixing mortar or operating a mortar mixing machine (regardless of power used, including starting and stopping);
  39. Feeding grout machines and operating grout pumps;
  40. Operating concrete saws;
  41. Operating air tracks or assisting;
  42. Laying on nonmetallic (clay, ironstone, terra cotta, vitrified concrete and plastic) pipe and the making of joints for the same within five feet outside a building, or to the first joint beyond five feet from a building;
  43. Operating jackhammers or concrete busters;
  44. Operating concrete drills and cutting equipment for trenches, flatwork, and wall coring of multi-use (common) holes;
  45. Operating walk behind rollers and similar machines
  46. Using a cutting torch for demolition work on steel or other metal structures;
  47. Operating salamanders, smudge pots, propane and kerosene burners and all other heating methods;
  48. Operating drills and all other pneumatic and electric hand tools for demolition;
  49. Using concrete mixers, vibrators and pumps;
  50. Operating walk along tamping equipment;
  51. Sandblasting (filling the pot, cleaning up of sand, use of the nozzle) pumps 2” or under for demolition;
  52. Using welding torches;
  53. Working on swing scaffold, sling and Bosun chairs.

CLASS 2

ASBESTOS REMOVAL
 
Asbestos Removal. Hazardous & Toxic Waste Removal. Lead & Lead-based paint removal. All work in connection with handling, control, removal, abatement, encapsulation or disposal of asbestos &/or toxic waste &/or lead of lead-based paint removal with be assigned to the members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America not to be limited to the erection, moving, servicing & dismantling of all tools & equipment normally used in the handling, control. Removal or encapsulation of hazardous material. This agreement covers work tasks associated with any & all safety requirements & final cleanup & disposal of such hazardous material.

CLASS 3

MASON TENDERS
 
Mason Tenders- Mixing of Mortar, mortar pumps, caisson work, blast furnaces. Coke ovens and all related work. Erection and dismantling of all scaffolding, including tubular frame, manual and powered. Climbing scaffold, swing scaffolds, slings, bosun chairs and all associated safety protection including barricades, nets and ropes, scaffold weather enclosures; shoring; mortar buggies; concrete pumps; walk-behind forklifts; electric welders, torches, compressors, generators & the repair and maintenance of same; jackhammers, tampers, cut-off saws and other power equipment required for demolition, rotary-hammer drills, electric and pneumatic hand tools, transits, levels and lasers, tempering mortar; stocking scaffolds with masonry materials including brick, block, mortar, terra cotta, architectural pre-cast concrete, natural stone, insulation and mastic, flashing, anchors and ties, rebar, grout, Mobile lifting platform scaffolding powered by any power, mode or method; clean-up of all masonry debris.

CLASS 4

FORKLIFT LABORER
 
Operation of rough terrain forklifts & skid-steering loaders.

CLASS 5

MASON TENDER CRANE OPERATOR
 
Pioneer 9000 truck crane and self erecting portable tower crane similar to the POTAIN HDT 80

CLASS 6

PLASTERER AND DRYVIT TENDERS
 
  1. Mixing of plaster and dryvit.
  2. Plaster pumps.
  3. Plaster tenders.
  4. Scaffold Builders.
  5. Mobile lifting platform scaffolding, by any power, mode or method.
Mixing of plaster and dryvit. Plaster pumps. Plaster tenders. Caisson work. Erection and dismantling of all scaffolding, including tubular frame, manual and powered climbing scaffold, swing scaffolds, slings, bosun chairs and all associated safety protection including barricades, nets and ropes, scaffold weather enclosures; shoring, mortar buggies; concrete pumps; walk-behind forklifts; electric welders, torches, compressors, generators & the repair and maintenance of same; jackhammers, tampers; cut-off saws and other power equipment requires for demolition; rotary-hammer drills, electric and pneumatic hand-tools; transits, levels and lasers, and the clean up of all plaster debris.
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