Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight July 26 2017

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WEEKLY EDITION July 26, 2017 Question of the Week: What is OSHA's definition of "sanitary"? By Karleen Kos, PSAI Executive Director Every week the PSAI handles a dozen or more questions from portable restroom operators, government officials, and members of the public regarding some aspect of our industry. When issues come up that would benefit many PROs, we do the research and print the answers so everyone can benefit. This week's question comes from a portable restroom operator in the western United States: "A contract we recently signed requires us to maintain portable restrooms and wash stations up to OSHA standards. OSHA states they need to be kept in "sanitary condition," but I can't seem to find specific language in the standard on how "sanitary" is defined. Do you have information on standards for filling, maintaining and cleaning other than OSHA?" Company Spotlight: Lemon Trees Toilet Hire Someone once said, "Opportunities don't happen – you create them." I don't know if that is true for everyone, but it certainly seems to be the case for Pieter and Hanlie Jamneck, founders of Lemon Trees Toilet Hire based in greater Pretoria, South Africa. Their company dates back to the middle 1990s. Throughout its history the firm has constantly evolved to make the most of changing circumstances and to establish a unique identity in the portable restroom rental space. I had the opportunity to meet with the Jamnecks while I was visiting South Africa in June. They drove some 6 hours from their home – a kind and delightful gesture that made for a wonderful conversation about their company, sanitation in Africa, and their vision for both in the future. (Pictured left to right: Karleen Kos, Hanlie and Pieter Jamneck) CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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