NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CARPENTERS RELIEF FUND (NCCRF)
In order to be eligible for financial assistance in the form of a hardship distribution from the Northern California Carpenters Relief Fund (NCCRF), you must fully complete and submit a Relief Request Form.
You are eligible for a hardship distribution if you meet the following four requirements:
- You tested positive for Covid-19 while working on a job or while on the Ready-To-Work list within one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to submitting this Relief Request Form and prior to April 17, 2022; and
- At the time you submit this Relief Request Form, you are a member in good standing of a Local Union affiliated with the Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties Conference Board; and
- You have been a member of a Local Union affiliated with the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council (Nor Cal Carpenters Union) for at least 12 consecutive months prior to submitting this Relief Form request.
- You have never received a Covid-19 hardship distribution from the NCCRF.
The Transportation Worker Identification Credential, also known as TWIC®, is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels or for individuals working on ports and docks. TSA conducts a security threat assessment (background check) to determine a person’s eligibility and issues the credential. U.S. citizens and immigrants in certain immigration categories may apply for the credential.Click here to apply or renew
California law requires all employers of 5 or more employees to provide 1 hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to nonsupervisory employees and 2 hours of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to supervisors and managers once every two years. The law requires the training to include practical examples of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
For non-supervisor employees enter access code 20477087 or 208798316 for Spanish
For supervisors enter 208964329 or 202081711 for SpanishClick here to start your training
Employers and employees can complete the OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour safety training courses taught by authorized trainers. OSHA 30 is designed for supervisors and senior-level workers with greater responsibility while OSHA 10 is typically for entry-level employees.
All new Apprentices must complete OSHA 10 online training in the first 30 days. Choose one of the three online courses listed below. Submit proof of completion to your training center within 30 days.
The Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) program is designed to provide training to healthcare professionals, construction related professionals, and other building trades, to ensure that they are familiar with all the proper ICRA protocols and procedures. Working with greater awareness and compliance of your healthcare facilities infection prevention protocols is a proactive approach that will directly affect patient safety and job site safety in a positive way.
Our goal is to deliver a workforce of healthcare industry professionals and construction related professionals who understand why and how to protect the patients, visitors, themselves, and potentially our loved ones, during maintenance projects and construction projects in a healthcare environment.
You may access the CITF Online Learning Center from the Members section of Carpenters.org or by clicking on the link listed below.ICRA: Best Practices
COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification
In consideration of recent events, with UBC members working during the pandemic, the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF), in partnership with Robert Smith, Supervisor of Instruction for the Northeast Carpenters Training Fund; developed a new qualification to educate our members on methods to better protect themselves while on the job site.
The new COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification (CITF) online course covers the rules and procedures outlined in the March 20, 2020, OSHA Guideline Document. This online course is available to all members through the CITF Learning Management System (LMS). Upon completion of the course and test, the COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification (CITF) course will display on the member’s Training Verification Card (TVC).
You may access the CITF Online Learning Center from the Members section of Carpenters.org or by clicking on the link listed below.
RSO (Refinery Safety Overview)
RSO has developed standards for a training program designed to educate workers on the health and safety hazards associated with working in the petrochemical industry. The program offers an overview of safe work practices and health regulations, providing guidelines for maintaining a safe working environment for employees, contract employers, and plant owners. It also furnishes the basic training necessary to prevent work-related injuries and illness.
OSCA administers the RSO program, including data and records management, with convenient access to registration, course and test schedules, and status via the Internet.
RSO is not a substitute for an employer's safety programs or job specific training. Employers are responsible for establishing health and safety programs relevant to each job, in accordance with industry standards, and in compliance with current state and federal regulations.OSCA: Refinery Safety Overview
Are you REAL ID ready?
On May 7, 2025, U.S. travelers must be REAL ID compliant to board domestic flights and access certain federal facilities.
The federal REAL ID Act places new rules on which forms of identification may be used to board flights within the United States (U.S.) and enter secure federal facilities, such as military bases, federal courthouses, and other federal facilities. A California issued REAL ID driver’s license or identification card meets these new requirements and is marked with a gold bear and star.
Applying for a REAL ID requires proofs of identity, California residency, and a trip to a DMV office. Provide Social Security number on REAL ID application (exceptions may apply).
Individuals applying for or renewing an AB 60 driver’s license are not eligible to receive a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card.