Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight February 28 2018

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WEEKLY EDITION February 28, 2018 WWETT 2018 WWETT 2018 is now in the history books. Before we completely switch gears and head back out the door to Portland, let's take a look at the great week the PSAI had. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Top and Bottom Right: The PSAI collaborated with Informa Exhibitions to provide three portable sanitation specific training courses for WWETT attendees. Nearly 250 people attended the three sessions including "Preparing for Hazards," "Portable Sanitation and Special Events, and the PSAI's Basic Service Technician Training Course. Executive Director Karleen Kos led the first two sessions with assistance from Board Secretary Jennifer Corrigan of JW Craft in Naples, Florida, and past Board President Ron Inman from Northwest Cascade-Honey Bucket. Super volunteer Flay Anthony led the Basic Service Technician Training Course. PPE: What to Do When the Team Says 'Nope' By PSAI Executive Director Karleen Kos Since the early 1990s the PSAI has listed four basic items as the minimum standard for personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be worn by service technicians in the field. These include: • Waterproof boots with steel toes • Waterproof gloves • Eye protection • Hard hats In addition to these minimum standards, the Association recognizes that the job often calls for other items to be worn. Reflective vests are common. Some job sites mandate things like Tyvek suits. The law even requires employers to provide these items and employees to wear them if required by the company. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 And then, there's real life.

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