The United States Department of Labor estimates that over 100 people a week suffer an injury on the job. The risk is higher in industries like construction, where falls and machinery accidents are common. Consider tips that can keep you and the people around you safe on the job site.
When it comes to logistics, the need for bathrooms doesn't get a lot of attention until they are needed, and then the lack of them becomes very apparent. While portable bathrooms may not win the award of the year for design and logistics performance, they are just as much an essential support system for your teams and personnel in the field as supplies, vehicles, equipment and medical attention as necessary.
In particular, portable restrooms really become necessary and part of core site planning when your teams are working in scenarios where local facilities and plumbing just don’t exist or have been turned off. Here are some examples.
By law, you must ensure your employees have access to a restroom. This means that if you are having the restrooms in your office building renovated, employee a construction crew at a site where no bathrooms are available, or if you employee farmworkers who work outside with no bathrooms, you must provide your employees with a portable restroom. Many employers do not realize that there are OSHA requirements when it comes to portable restrooms and their employees, and if you fail to meet these requirements, you can be subject to a fine. Here is some information every employer should know about portable restrooms.
While other parts of the country may be struggling to kickstart their economy again, the housing market and related construction in Texas is having no such problem. In fact, the Lone Star State is realizing a housing construction boom in multiple regions, which started in the Fall of 2020 and continues to carry through the winter.
As the pandemic is still ongoing as we enter into the late summer months, many activities have been put on hold such as going out to restaurants or the spa. However, there has been a notable uptick of construction projects happening across the country. With many people working from home offices and kids taking online classes, they are also considering getting their homes renovated to make the entire family comfortable. There was a 40% higher demand for bathroom and kitchen remodels, 52% increase in addition projects, and a 166% rise in demand for fences and security systems, according to CNBC.
In the day and age of extreme concern about the spread of contagious viruses, there’s never been a stronger need for proper sanitation. However, the average portable restroom isn’t equipped to meet those needs. Many feature a ‘receiving’ hole and you’re lucky if there’s a square to spare in the toilet paper holder.
Major construction projects require a good number of man-hours, and when people on the job need to clean up or handle their ‘business,’ having appropriate facilities nearby is essential. Whether your construction workers are busy with a brand new development or assisting with a commercial remodeling job, an onsite portable restroom will help minimize costs and maximize efficiency. Here are some long-term construction projects that will certainly have workers appreciating the presence of a necessary room right onsite.