The OSHA Requirements for Sanitary Portable Toilets

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set sanitation standards for providing sanitary portable toilets for workers at your job site. These recommendations can be grouped in the following categories:
  • Adequate and readily accessible facilities
  • Minimum requirement
  • Proper basic functions
  • Handwashing station
  • Servicing schedule

1. Adequate and Readily Accessible Facilities

OSHA is clear that merely having portable toilets at your job site does not meet the

Women’s Restroom Requirements on a Construction Site

Construction companies are not explicitly required to provide portable women’s restrooms at a construction site. OSHA specifies in their Sanitation standard that “the employer does not have to provide separate toilet facilities for each sex when they will not be occupied by more than one employee at a time, can be locked from the inside, and contain at least one toilet.” However, OSHA requires that employers provide “accessible sanitary facilities for ALL personnel and to ensure that these facilities are maintained in an appropriately, clean, and

How Many Toilets Do You Need on a Construction Site?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends establishing a safety and health program at your construction job site. Within your program should be the optimal number of toilets provided for workers. To find the optimal number of toilets, you need to start with the minimum standard required by OSHA.

What is the Minimum Standard for Toilets at the Construction Site?

OSHA requires that construction managers meet the following requirements for toilet facilities