Standards and Regulations

The portable sanitation industry is subject to a variety of standards concerning the number and placement of units, hand washing stations and related equipment.

ANSI Standards

ANSI Standards

ANSI standards, and PSAI’s involvement in establishing them, help raise the bar and improve the reputation of our industry. As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the nonprofit American National Standards Institute (ANSI) oversees...

OSHA Standards

OSHA Standards

The U.S. government agency known as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists to assure safe and healthful working conditions. The organization sets and enforces standards, and provides training, outreach, education and assistance. Several OSHA...

ADA and Portable Sanitation

ADA and Portable Sanitation

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. The portable sanitation industry must be...

EPA Regulations

EPA Regulations

The EPA has jurisdiction over a wide range of regulations that affect portable sanitation. The EPA is the U.S. government agency charged with implementing environmental laws. Within the EPA, the Office of Wastewater Management  (OWM) is particularly focused on issues...

DOT Regulations

DOT Regulations

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is located in Washington D.C. and serves the public by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system. The U.S. DOT requires that all commercial motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight...

European Standards

European Standards

The European Standards Publication applies to restrooms that are not connected to any type of sewer system. These publications are directed at industry suppliers who manufacture, portable sanitation companies that rent out units, and the clients that rent the portable...