Standards and Regulations
The portable sanitation industry is subject to a variety of standards related to portable sanitation equipment, waste disposal, and the safe operation of vehicles on public highways.
The U.S. government agency known as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists to assure safe and healthful working conditions. Several OSHA standards relate to the portable sanitation industry.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees equal opportunity in public accommodations for individuals with disabilities. When portable sanitation is provided in venues covered by the ADA, it must be compliant with this important law.
When portable sanitation is provided in agricultural settings, good agricultural practices (GAP) apply. GAP standards may derive from federal law, local, law or industry expertise.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) serves the public by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system. Most of the vehicles used in the portable sanitation industry are subject to DOT guidelines. Learn more.