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Advocacy

The PWNA is at the forefront of making sure its members are well educated and versed in the regulations that govern the mobile contractor industry.  

Gas to Electric

On January 1, 2024, the California Air Resource Board "CARB" officially banned the sale of a category of small off-road spark-ignition engines "SORE" that produce 19 kilowatts of gross power or less (25 horsepower or less). Within the SORE regulations are lawn mowers, blowers, edgers, and other handheld equipment including commercial pressure washing systems. 

PWNA recognizes the shift from gas-powered to electric pressure washing equipment and advocates for a reasonable timeline for this transition. We call for increased investments in incentives to develop the necessary infrastructure for the power washing industry. Currently, zero-emission equipment faces performance issues, high costs, and insufficient national infrastructure, which hinder widespread adoption.


PWNA remains committed to working with policymakers, pressure washing professionals, equipment manufacturers, dealers, and the Cleaning Equipment Trade Association. Together, we aim to facilitate a responsible transition from carbon-emitting equipment by promoting realistic timelines and incentives as we adopt new technologies and practices.

Compliance

The PWNA is at the forefront of making sure its members are well educated and versed in the regulations that govern the mobile contractor industry.  

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OSHA

We provide our members the most up to date information about OSHA 1910 General Industry Standard and the subparts that affect contractors such as - Ladder Safety, Water Fed Safety, Fall Protection, Chemical Safety, Respiratory Safety and more. 

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EPA

We educate our members on the Clean Water Act and how to be compliant and responsible contractors so that the communities we service aren't adversely affected.

DOT

We promote safe driving habits as well as obeying the laws of the highway with regards our equipment, chemicals, trucks and trailers.  

In addition to education in the three regulatory areas, the PWNA, as a not for profit organization, serves as the voice that speaks out on behalf of all mobile contractors to the regulatory agencies.  

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