Protect the Health of Your Workers and Your Business

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has driven a greater focus on cleanliness and hygiene in all aspects of our daily lives. Just because you’re on a construction site, it doesn’t mean these standards should be compromised. [caption id="attachment_19387" align="alignleft" width="300"] Leading recommendations call for 1 toilet per every 8 workers.[/caption] The Portable Sanitation Association International, following guidance from Center for Disease Control and OSHA, recommends enhanced hygiene and sanitation requirements. These new standards for job sites help prevent the spread of germs. Plus, when you provide a more hygienic bathroom experience for your workers, you will show them you care. Portable Toilets Safe, clean, and accessible restrooms should be available on all construction sites. Leading practices now call for:
  • At least one portable restroom for every eight workers on site
  • Units placed with spacing to accommodate social distancing and to avoid choke points
  • A minimum of twice-weekly service from your portable sanitation provider
  • Disinfecting high-touch surfaces of the unit (like door handles, locks and toilet seat) throughout the day
[caption id="attachment_19388" align="alignright" width="300"] Leading recommendations call for handwashing station for every 3 toilets.[/caption] Handwashing Stations Adequate handwashing stations should be easily accessible to allow workers to wash their hands frequently and avoid cross-contamination. Not only should you provide access to handwashing before eating and drinking, but leading practices now call for:
  • Portable sinks to be placed outside toilets, near break areas, at entry/egress points, and at the entry to any building or job trailer
  • Provide enough soap and water for a minimum of three 20-second hand washes per worker per day or at least one sink for every three portable toilets
  • A minimum of twice-weekly service from your portable sanitation provider
[caption id="attachment_19389" align="alignleft" width="300"] All portable toilets should be cleaned at least twice per week.[/caption] Jobsite Cleaning Keeping a job site clean creates a safer jobsite.
  • Common areas should be cleaned at least once per day and trash changed frequently, using proper PPE
  • Disinfect work surfaces, equipment and frequently-touched areas including door handles, time clocks, machinery controls, etc., with EPA-approved disinfectants with claims against emerging viral pathogens
Protect Your Workers In conjunction with sanitation best practices, employers should be providing their workers with the proper PPE and enforcing social distancing on job sites. This includes:
  • Avoiding in-person meetings
  • Minimizing ride sharing
  • Wearing masks over the nose and mouth to prevent the spread of COVID-19
By following these guidelines you are protecting the health of your workers, which results in protecting the health of your business.

United Site Services (USS) is the leading provider of portable toilets and temporary site services. Let the USS team of industry professionals help you find the right mix of portable sanitation equipment and a service schedule that’s right for your job site. At USS we’re committed to our 10 Point Service Process to keep your restrooms clean and protect the health of your workers. Now we’ve enhanced our procedures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more.

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