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 standards apply to general environmental controls and to sanitation in construction, fields, and labor camps. With rare exceptions, OSHA standards have the force of the law. Those who fail to adhere can be fined or otherwise held culpable.

The OSHA standards that are relevant to portable sanitation are mostly found in Title 29 in the Code of Federal Regulations (29CFR).

Here are links to the OSHA standards that are most relevant to the portable sanitation industry:

IRD 2020

Additional information related to OSHA standards and the portable sanitation industry can be found in the PSAI Industry Resource Directory, available in print and online for PSAI members.

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