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OSHA Rules and Regulations for Bathrooms at Construction Sites

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Construction Sanitation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) likes to keep you on your toes by regularly updating and revising its standards, regulations and compliances for healthy working conditions. When it comes to safety and sanitation, OSHA’s constant changes makes ensuring that your construction sites are up to code a cumbersome task.  Furthermore, the details and provisions of the regulations differ from state-to-state. The best way to make sure you site is OSHA compliant is to make a habit out of checking for OSHA updates. At On Site, we take pride in providing you with all of the information and resources you need to complete your construction jobs safely and on schedule. Today, we’re going to do that by giving you the latest rundown of OSHA’s rules and regulations when it comes to bathrooms at construction sites.  

6 Ways Renting a Concrete Blanket Will Improve Your Construction Project

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Construction

Working on a cold construction site can be challenging, particularly when the weather threatens to damage equipment, tamper with your concrete’s setting process, or keep the ground from thawing during landscaping projects. If you don’t take the proper precautions, low temperatures can force your contracting team to stay at the same site for weeks on end to finish up. Costing you valuable time, money and preventing you from moving on to the next project. Here at On Site, we offer a wide selection of concrete curing blankets that are specially designed to keep concrete, blocks and bricks at an optimal temperature. Today we’ll be discussing six reasons why renting a concrete blanket will improve your construction project. But before we do, let’s briefly explain how cold weather can affect your site.  

Ways to Quickly and Thoroughly Cure Concrete in the Winter

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Construction

Just because winter has come doesn’t mean that construction gets to stop. Whether your job is big or small, battling the elements while trying to complete your project can be trying. One of the hardest aspects of working with concrete in the winter is trying to get your concrete to thoroughly cure before the next storm rolls through. Luckily, On Site offers multiple solutions to help you cure your concrete quickly this winter. No matter the size of your project, we have the ground heater that can fit your project’s scale and scope. With one of our ground heaters, you’ll be able to thaw frozen ground, cure concrete, prevent frost and provide temporary air heat during the colder months of the year.  If you need to perform some foundation curing in winter, then you’re in luck. Winter concrete curing doesn’t need to be a pain. With the right tool, you’ll be able to cut your project’s timeline in half; it’s as simple as choosing which ground heater is right for you.  

The Importance of Proper Ventilation For Construction Heaters

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Construction

Proper ventilation for construction heaters; it’s one of those job site basics that you don’t even think about until something goes wrong. Professionals will tell you that proper ventilation is the key to a successful and on time project when using construction heaters. As we all know, construction doesn’t sleep. As nice as it would be to only work in the warmer months it’s not feasible. Things break or need to be built; it’s just a part of life. And spending energy being angry about the weather is a futile endeavor. It’s going to rain and snow, depending on where you live, and the temperatures will drop. The best contractors can tell you that the secret to a productive winter season is preparation.  

How to Properly Set Up Your Ground Heater and Ground Thaw Blankets

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Construction

There’s some awesome things about winter. Basketball and hockey season rolls around. Thanksgiving and Christmas offer some much-needed vacation spent eating delicious food with friends and family. The snow provides a beautiful landscape when it covers the ground and trees. You get to watch holiday classics like Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Christmas Vacation for the 20th time. However, there are some drawbacks of winter as well. Especially in the frigid midwestern winters we experience in Minnesota. Icy roads, warming up our vehicles in the morning, sub-zero wind chill. And for construction sites, winter freezes the ground, making conditions for work extremely difficult.  

How Many Porta Potties Do You Need for Your Road Construction Project?

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Construction

At On Site, we know everything that there is to know about portable sanitation products. It might not seem like the most glamorous of businesses, but it’s a vital one. When you’re on a road construction site, the last thing you want is to worry about is where you can go to the bathroom. For larger projects, there nothing worse than having to walk half a mile to get to the nearest restroom, or to have to wait in line during lunch when all of your coworkers are also trying to relieve themselves. Portable restrooms have come a far way since their inception. On Site porta potties can be partnered with any number of our accompanying portable sanitation stations, such as our construction hand wash stations. From our Standard Construction Unit to our specially designed High Rise Unit, we can provide your job site with all of the equipment that you need to keep your work area and workers clean and comfortable. Taking a job in the suburbs or in a neighboring town? Not a problem. All of our porta potties configurations listed below are available for rent in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Mankato, and Rochester, Minnesota areas. We also offer rentals at our St. Louis, Missouri location. All On Site porta potties will be delivered clean and graffiti free.  

How Often Do I Need My Construction Site Toilets to Be Pumped?

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Construction Sanitation

If you’re responsible for managing construction sites, odds are good that you’ve faced the unique challenge of providing your workers with clean and convenient spaces to use the restroom while they’re on the job. Of course, one of the best ways to address this problem is by ordering portable toilets. If you rent from a reputable provider, these units will be durable enough to withstand any harsh weather that strikes and come stocked with all of the sanitation resources your team will need. However, despite the incredible benefits that portable toilets bring to construction sites, they do have one major drawback compared to the standard bathrooms you find in homes: their limited capacity.  

Finding a Portable Toilet Provider Near Me

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Construction Sanitation Special Events Weddings

Planning an event, wedding or construction project involves finding a lot of vendors. Deciding on the right equipment providers can either make or break your project, so you may always be worried about picking the right one. Finding the right portable toilet vendor near you can also be a struggle.  

Where to Place Your Construction Porta Potties

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Construction Sanitation

Whether you’re new to the construction industry or you’re a seasoned veteran, deciding on placement of your jobsite porta potties requires some thought. There are so many factors that go into choosing where to place your construction porta potties. To help you out, we’ve compiled some handy rules of thumb to make the process easier.  

Safety Tips for Propane Construction Heaters

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Construction Heating

Construction projects aren’t operating in just the spring, summer and fall. Most jobsites keep working throughout the winter, and in the Midwest, this means cold temperatures for your workers.Renting portable construction heating equipment is helpful in keeping productivity up, and protecting the work you’ve already done. However, portable propane heaters come with some risks. We’re going to run through some quick safety tips to help you make sure your construction site stays safe when using portable propane construction heaters.