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Association Insight, Sept 1 2021

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PSAI Association Insight, September 1, 2021 I 1 Better worksites. Better weekends. Better world. On the Inside 15 Valuing a Portable Sanitation Business 19 It's the Nuts & Bolts Educational Conference 24 Post Hurricane Resources for Worker Safety 26 Reminder: Now Accepting Board Nominations 27 News from All Over 28 Calendar and Joke Sept 1, 2021 Wooden Portable Restroom Units – A Long History By Jeff Wigley, PSAI Past President Portable Sanitation Prior to World War II In the evolution of portable sanitation, several factors led up to the "invention" of the wooden portable restroom in the 1940s. Until World War II, indoor chamber pots, outhouses, and a slowly growing number of flush toilets were the means of sanitation for most people. Preparing for Weather Events: PSAI and Members Work Together to Counter Misinformation By Karleen Kos, PSAI Executive Director Apparently it seemed like a good idea at the time. During the 2019 hurricane season, the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) sent out an email to its members with some suggestions about how to prepare job sites for the impending storm. Among them was this nugget: "Push over portable toilets and secure them by placing concrete blocks or sand inside." As soon as PSAI Members Ross Ambrose of Porta Serve in High Springs and Jennifer Corrigan of Naples saw this communication, alarm bells went off inside their heads. We all know portable restrooms are vulnerable to high winds. We also know that it isn't possible or practical for portable sanitation operators to pick up and store every portable unit that might be in the path of a storm. Still, the tactic recommended by FHBA was just a bad idea. So Jennifer and Ross sprang into action. Portable Sanitation Association International News HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE PSAI All year we celebrate our 1971 founding! (continued on page 2) (continued on page 11) An early portable restroom on the WWII shipyards in California.

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