Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight, Sept 15 2021

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1 I PSAI Association Insight, September 15, 2021 Better worksites. Better weekends. Better world. On the Inside 10 PSAI Statement on Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act 12 Nuts & Bolts Update: Debut of Train the Trainer and More! 16 Ron Bird: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly 18 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Recognizes Overdose Dangers for Workers 21 Pictoral History of Wooden Portable Restroom Units 26 Run for the Board and Gain a Group of Business Experts 28 President's Message 29 News From All Over 32 Calendar and Joke September 15, 2021 The PSAI's Path Forward By Ross Ambrose, Co-chair, PSAI Search Committee Spoiler alert: this article is about our new executive director! About seven weeks have passed since our Executive Director Karleen Kos announced to the Board that she would be resigning. While unexpected, the PSAI had a succession plan in place that has been implemented. As Karleen wraps up her final week with us, the Search Committee (SC) and Board would like to update you on how far we have come during the time we have had to plan. (Continued on page 2) HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE PSAI All year we celebrate our 1971 founding! ADA Compliance and the Portable Sanitation Industry: Issues for Operators Karleen Kos, PSAI Executive Director and Jeff Wigley, PSAI Past President The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed 31 years ago this summer. The intent of it is to ensure that people with disabilities have access to buildings, offices, restaurants, retail stores, entertainment facilities, and other similar locations—giving them the opportunity to participate in the life of our communities in substantially the same ways that able bodied people do, unhindered by infrastructure that excludes them or treats them as "less than." (Continued on page 3) Portable Sanitation Association International News

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