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Hand washing versus hand sanitizing

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Every year, when flu season hits, there is a lot of talk about washing hands. With the recent Corona Virus outbreaks, there has been all sorts of comments on what and what not to do. On Site Companies would like to take this moment to go through some best practices and some basic information.

Hand Sanitizing

One of the biggest questions or misconceptions is around hand sanitizer. A lot of people think using hand sanitizer is the same as washing their hands with soap. This is not true. According to the CDC, while hand sanitizer can quickly reduce the number of microbes on hands, it does not eliminate all types of germs.

Hand sanitizer is appropriate to use in some situations, but is not as effective as hand washing. Hand sanitizer will likely not remove harmful chemicals and is not effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy. If you are using hand sanitizer, make sure it is alcohol-based with at least 60% alcohol in it.

When using hand sanitizer, apply the sanitizer on the palm of your hand. Rub your hands applying the sanitizer to all the surface area of your hands. Continue to rub your hands together until your hands are dry. It is important to make sure you don’t stop rubbing your hands until they are dry as this makes sure all the surface gets covered.

Hand Washing

Hand washing with soap is more effective than using hand sanitizer. This is mainly because not only does hand washing kill germs, but it also removes dirt that hides spores that could make you sick.

To wash your hands correctly, there are five steps to follow. First, wet your hands with clean running water. The temperature of the water doesn’t matter. Then apply the soap to your wet hands and lather well. Once you are lathered, rub your hands together vigorously for twenty seconds. Make sure you cover all the surface area of your hands, front and back as well as in between fingers. Then, rinse your hands well with more clean water. Finally, dry your hands either with a clean towel or air dry them.

A lot of times, you may only have access to hand sanitizer, and that is fine. Your best bet would be to use the hand sanitizer at the time, but to wash your hands thoroughly the next time you get the chance.

The On Site Solutions

While all On Site Companies portable sanitation solutions come with at least hand sanitizer capabilities, we also have a variety of hand washing solutions as well. Our restroom trailers have working sinks in them, and we also carry hand washing stations for special events or construction sites, as well as our popular SaniSink with warm water. Call us today to upgrade your hand sanitizing to hand washing to help keep the people at your job site or event healthy.

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Our Infrastructure Investment

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One of the advantages On Site Companies has after thirty years in business is we have built the infrastructure to do anything you need. Infrastructure is an investment companies must make in themselves if they are not only to grow but also be able to serve their customers best.

Location Location Location

A key piece of infrastructure On Site brings is our multiple locations. While we are headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, we have three other branches in Minnesota and one in St. Louis, Missouri. With our branches in southern Minnesota (Rochester and Mankato) and our branch in Duluth, we are able to cover the entirety of the state. When you add in St. Louis, we have a large area of coverage in the Midwest.

What does our geography mean for our customers? For our construction customers, it means if you’ve worked with On Site in one area, you can bring us with you when start a new project, keeping the equipment and service standards you’re accustomed to.

It also means we have a pipeline to easily move equipment around to make sure we always have what our customers need when and where they need it.

Inventory Managed

The next investment On Site has made over the years is in our inventory. Our inventory is diverse in the type of units we have as well as vast in the quantity of units. This is a fact for not just our sanitation services, but for climate control as well.

For our temporary restroom customers, we have different porta potty units for our special events customers than our industrial clients. Not all porta potty providers can make than claim. There are companies that if you rent a unit for your wedding or graduation party, that same unit may have been out on a construction site. While we keep all of our units in superior repair, the truth is industrial-use units will have more wear and tear over time. When you’re having your event, you want everything to be perfect, including your porta potty.

The porta potties we stock for our industrial customers also come in several varieties to make sure they fit the project. On Site doesn’t just have the standard construction unit, but also a mobile unit with wheels that can be moved around a job site, a hook unit a crane can move up to different floors of a building, and our high-rise unit, another more portable unit.

Beyond all this, On Site also has a large supply of ADA access units that are larger than standard units for people with disabilities, and a fleet of luxury restroom trailers for customers who want a more traditional restroom experience.

On Site also has a large quantity of units in our fleet, which allows us to handle multiple large special events (like fairs or marathons) at the same time as smaller events (weddings or private parties) while still serving our industrial clients.

High Tech

You wouldn’t think there could be a technological difference in the temporary sanitation and climate control worlds, but there is. We’ve actually written about this before, but here’s the short version.

On Site companies utilizes a software platform that allows all of our orders, routing, dispatch, and technicians to be constantly synced. All our drivers have iPads in their trucks. The iPads aren’t just GPS, but also are connected to the same software server as dispatch, routing, and order entry. This allows constant communication not just over phones, but actual data such as order details to be constantly updated on all sides. This enables not only our office team to make sure drivers and technicians have the latest information for delivery and service, but our field team can likewise communicate back any issues they encounter. The constant communication gives On Site high efficiency which translates to the service level our customers are accustomed to.

Teamwork makes the dream work

But the biggest investment in our infrastructure? It’s our people. It’s not just that we are constantly making sure we have the right people in the right seats, but it’s how we value our employees.

We make sure our employees are safe, with clean equipment in good repair. In our trucks, we have safety monitoring equipment. This helps us coach team members on safe driving habits so that everyone gets home to their loved ones at the end of the day. On Site makes sure our team members are paid well and we offer benefits that include health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, and more. Why do we invest in our people? Because, frankly, team members who are well taken care of take care of our customers well. More importantly, though, because it’s the right thing to do.

If you want to work with a company that has built up the infrastructure to do anything, call On Site Companies today at 800.210.8407

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A Sense of Urgency

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When you need something done, you need it done on your schedule. You want whoever is working on your project to treat it seriously. It’s important to you. You wouldn’t be doing your project if it wasn’t important. There is a desire or even a need for anyone contributing to your project to take it seriously enough to work hard and respect the deadline.

You’re looking for a sense of urgency.

Urgent or Fast?

The phrase “sense of urgency” is bandied about frequently in our busy world. Many people use it interchangeably with “as fast as possible.” But “fast” is not equal to “urgent.” After all, there are three ways to do things: the right way, the wrong way, and the Max Power way. It’s the wrong way, but much faster.

When you want a sense of urgency, you don’t want things to be done fast just for the sake of doing them fast. A sense of urgency is greater than that. A sense of urgency means doing things with the seriousness and respect they deserve in a timely fashion. It does not mean getting things done as fast as possible by any means necessary. There is an old adage that anyone who does not have the time to do something right the first time certainly doesn’t have the time to do it over. A sense of urgency does not mean cutting corners.

A sense of urgency does mean having an understanding of the situation and what is required to solve the problems presented. It also means people who are actively engaged in solving the problems and completing the tasks.

The operative word in “sense of urgency” is “sense.” It is something that we don’t just take in intellectually, but we internalize the need for urgency. We feel it. Humans are emotional beings that function on emotions, both positively and negatively. When we have a sense of urgency about something, there is an emotional connection that drives us to accomplish the task.

On Site’s Sense of Urgency

At On Site Companies, we treat every order and every customer’s project or event with a sense of urgency. That means we treat every customer and order with seriousness and professionalism. Your projects have deadlines. Your special events have locked-in dates. You have a timeline and we respect that.

We get calls from people months in advance of when they need their toilet or climate control equipment. We also get calls from people in emergency situations where they need toilets or climate control as soon as possible. Both types of customers have their own timelines and needs that are important to them. And, both types of customers deserve to have their needs met with a sense of urgency.

Let’s get that quote done. Let’s get your units out to you. Let’s make sure you’re ready. Let’s do it right and in a timely way. We’ll make sure you get what you need by the time you need it. We respond to your calls or emails. We have 24 hour on-call service. We use technologically-advanced routing. All put together, this means we have internalized urgency into our process. It doesn’t matter if you need temporary sanitation, ground thaw, temporary heat, or temporary cooling, your project will be treated with utmost urgency.

 

 

 

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30 Years of On Site Companies

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This December, On Site Companies is excited to celebrate its 30th anniversary. In the past three decades, On Site has grown from a simple mom and pop business for porta potty rental in Minnesota to a company with more than one hundred employees over five branches and multiple services.

The Early Years

On Site Companies was founded by Dave and Karen Holm in 1989 with truly humble beginnings. It was started with “a truck and a cellphone.” That truck was a used one at that, driven to Minnesota from Ohio. “Dave flew out to get the truck,” says Dave’s daughter, Molly. “He only took a toolbox with him. The truck broke down on the way to Minnesota, so it’s a good thing he had the tools.”

In the early years, Dave was salesman, operations manager, and technician. Dave would take the call, drive the truck, place and service units, and handle all customer service. His wife, Karen, would come home from her fulltime job to do the bookkeeping at night. Dave and Karen’s children, Molly and Russ, were “cheap child labor” in the summers, assembling porta potties. Russ and Molly would also go out in the truck with Dave on calls on days off from school.

Dave worked longed hours in those days, but always had his eye on the future. “I remember when we got our first computer,” reminisces Russ. “We didn’t know exactly what we were going to use it for, but we knew it was going to be important if we wanted to grow.”

Growth Spurt

Growth was always the goal, and growth did come in the early days. It wasn’t long before On Site Sanitation (as it was called then) added its first official employees both in the field and in the office. From there, the growth continued, with more team members to help with routes and deliveries.

The next big landmark came in 1993 with the acquisition of the current headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. “It was essentially three people in this big building,” remembers Russ. “Everything was in an enclosed office [on the west end of the building] and everything else was essentially empty. It was projected growth.”

“Our grandfather was instrumental to buying this building,” recalls Molly. Indeed, today there is a plaque commemorating Alan Holm at On Site’s headquarters.

Another milestone in the 90s was the addition of climate control equipment rental to On Site’s services. It came about as a way to continue to grow the business by adding more services that complimented the sanitation side of the business. On Site was now truly more than porta potty rental in Minnesota.

Branching Out

While On Site Companies started in the Twin Cities in Minnesota, they would soon expand, opening branch offices. St. Louis, the oldest of the branches, celebrated its own fifteen year anniversary in 2019.

Beyond St. Louis, On Site Companies now has branches in Rochester and Mankato, Minnesota. And, as of October, 2019, On Site is excited to have expanded its services to the Duluth, Minnesota area. All of On Site’s branches offer the same On Site services and maintain its high standard of professional service, utilizing our efficient routing and technology to make sure what you get at a branch is the same thing you would get at our main office.

On Site and The PSAI

On Site has been a long-time member of the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI). Karen Holm served as president of the PSAI for two non-consecutive terms. On Site has always endeavored to exemplify the standards of the PSAI. “We want to elevate our industry,” says Molly. The professional standards of On Site mesh perfectly with those of the PSAI and On Site is proud to continue to contribute to the growth of the sanitation industry.

Today and Tomorrow

In early 2019, Dave and Karen Holm’s children, Russ and Molly, officially took ownership of On Site Companies. Both Molly and Russ worked for On Site since the beginning, working their way up in the company. As a teenager, Russ would help on routes and service. When climate control equipment was added, Russ learned how to be a heat technician. Molly too started at “the bottom,” working in the office in various roles. “In my eyes, I’ve always had a stake in On Site,” says Russ. “I’ve always taken ‘ownership.’”

One thing both Russ and Molly want to credit for the success of On Site is the hard work and dedication of all the staff over the past thirty years. “It takes a team,” says Russ. “The way we’ve grown is thanks to others.”

As On Site Companies heads into its next stage of life, we’re excited to continue to grow and keep serving our customers. Here’s to the next thirty years!

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Celebrating World Toilet Day

 November 19th is World Toilet Day. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you don’t think much about your toilet. It’s something you and everyone you in your family uses multiple times a day. It’s a source of occasional humor, especially with young children. Most people reading this just don’t think about their toilet unless something goes wrong with it. Or, most people reading this don’t think about toilets until they need one and don’t have one.

Now imagine that situation was your normal. Imagine in your daily life, not knowing for sure you had a toilet when you needed one. Yet, more than half of the world’s population live as that as their daily norm. World Toilet Day works to both raise awareness of this issue while working to solve it.

Safe Sanitation

What does it mean to have safe sanitation? Like many things, safety exists on a spectrum, so there are many different ways people are experiencing unsafe sanitation. It can mean having to practice open defecation or not having basic handwashing stations, to everything in between.

Safe sanitation means people use hygienic toilet facilities that are not share with other households with the waste separated from human contact and safely disposed of.

This means, in a practical way, that there are humans who don’t have a private place to go. It means their waste is not being safely disposed of. The waste is contaminating the environment where these people live. Their water supply they use for bathing and drinking is contaminated with human waste every day.

That contamination means the spread of disease for billions of people. More than 4.2 billion people do not have safe sanitation. There are currently a little more than 7 billion people on Earth, so this means more than half our planet does not have clean and sanitary living environments.

Every year, this contamination causes more than 400,000 diarrheal deaths. Beyond that, the fecal-infested water is a leading cause of intestinal worms and trachoma. Other diseases that are spread with fecal contact include hand, foot and mouth disease, hepatitis A, viral meningitis, and salmonella.

World Toilet Day November 19

Every year, November 19 is designated World Toilet Day. It is organized by UN Water. The goal of World Toilet Day is to inspire action to solve the global sanitation crisis described above. To learn more about how you can help solve this crisis, check out World Toilet Day’s website.

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High Tech Porta Potty?

All porta potty companies are the same, right? I mean, really they just drop off a porta potty and clean it occasionally and THAT’S IT, right?

Wrong. Oh so wrong. The behind-the-scenes at On Site is a lot more than that! And, it’s surprisingly high tech.

In The Beginning

At On Site, the differences are noticeable right from the very beginning of the process. While you know you need temporary sanitation, you might not know exactly what you need or how much you need. On Site’s website is a great place to start your journey. We have a restroom calculator that allows you to input how many people and how much time you’ll need it for to get a ballpark estimate of how many toilets you’ll need. It even includes if you’ll need handwash stations and how many!

Beyond the typical porta potties, you may want to consider a luxury trailer for special events or parties. And, if you’re looking for sanitation solutions for a construction project, a fresh flush system may be right for you.

Wow, that’s a lot of options! It could be a bit over-whelming, but it’s okay. Once you familiarized yourself with the options on the website, you can move on to phase two of your master plan. If you need just a unit or two for a backyard party, at this point you can order online for deliveries outside of 72 hours. Our secure server even allows for you to pay for your order online, any time, day or night. If you need something more involved, you can either fill out the form on the site to have a member of our sales team call you or you can call us at 800.210.8407.

Whether you call us or we call you, you’ll get to talk to one of our experts. They’re going to work with you to make sure you get exactly the best sanitation solution for your needs. Our team will prepare a quote for you after consultation not just for how many units, but how often you’ll get service. They’ll make sure our techs will know the important details about unit placement as well as information about any other concerns you have.

High Tech, High Efficiency

Here’s where On Site’s technological advancements come in to play. With our operating system software, when the sales person takes your order, it is entered into our system. That same software communicates with sales, billing, dispatch, and the technicians in the field. It allows us to build the most efficient routes, providing our drivers with GPS directions as they drive, up to the minute instructions and notes, as well as communicating back to our dispatch office maps and location data of the drivers. The drivers access all this information via an iPad they use to not only check in and out of their stops on their routes, but provide instant feedback to our office team of any issues they encounter. This allows our team to solve problems on the fly for our customers.

All this efficiency has real value to our customers. It means we make sure they get what they need when they need it without wasting resources or time. If there is a problem, this process and technology make sure our team can fix it in the shortest amount of time possible. It can be as simple as, “hey, our gate is going to be locked in the morning,” but that simple note can lead to your account manager working with you for a solution to make sure you get serviced. (A gate code? A different day? All that information gets to the driver!)

On Site Companies has come a long way since the days when routes were done on paper handwritten in a notebook. Sadly, not all restroom companies have come this far. The next time you’re shopping for a porta potty rental, ask yourself, does this company have the tech to make the process seamless? Can I order online? Are their routes efficient? Do they have quick and efficient communication infrastructure between their sales, billing, dispatch, and technicians? If you want to answer those questions, then you want On Site Companies.

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The Hidden Art of Sanitation

Unless you work in the sanitation industry (or write a blog!) you probably don’t give much thought to the temporary sanitation you see every day. In fact, there’s a good chance you don’t even notice all the porta potties and other sanitation services around you.

And, in a way, that’s good! Because really, when most people do notice sanitation it’s because something has gone wrong.

A Proud Tradition of Service

In stories, the role of the butler has become almost mythic. This is a man who is so perfect, they anticipate the hero’s every need. Everything is ready, it all flows seamlessly. You have Alfred, the loyal servant to Batman who not only manages to keep the mansion spotless, but also keeps the Batmobile, Batplane, and Batboat all perfectly maintained as well. All the work to make Batman possible comes from Alfred, yet he is a background character. He makes Batman operate without a hitch.

It’s not just Alfred either. The Avengers have their butler, Jarvis. Where would the Addams Family be without Lurch? Will Smith was lost without Geoffrey on “Fresh Prince.” And, who could ever forget Wadsworth as played by Tim Curry in the classic movie, “Clue?” Scrooge McDuck is stuck without Duckworth. Even the obscure cartoon superhero Freakazoid had his mute butler Ingmar! (“He’s mute, you know.”)

All of these butlers acted behind the scenes to make sure things move forward. They were almost invisible to those around them, their service at a level of expertise and professionalism of mythic proportions. Yet, there could never be success without them. They were counted on to always be there no matter what. The reliability of these butlers could never be questioned.

The Alfred To Your Batman

Good temporary sanitation is like a good butler. When your porta potty company is doing things right, they should be practically invisible. The porta potty should be set up at the right time in the right place, the unit should be clean on a regular schedule, and you should never even question if the unit is ready for you.

Professional and reliable service from your temporary sanitation company should be something you never have to think about. When we’re doing our job well, we should be all but invisible to you. After all, when you rented porta potties or restroom trailers, it was for a project or a job. That’s where your attention should be focused, not on whether or not your restroom is clean and ready for use on time.

That’s why On Site is the Alfred to your Batman. We are the ones behind the scenes to make you look good and successful. We sweat the sanitation details so you can focus on your project or event. And, like a good butler, we’re available whenever you call with our 24/7 tech support.

Call On Site today at 800-210-8407 to get your customized sanitation quote for your construction project or special event. Then, focus on your event or project and we’ll handle your sanitation.  As butlers say, “very good, sir.”

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Quick Guide To Ground Heat

A common misconception surrounding construction work is that it is a warm weather only event. In truth, there is a lot of work that can be done when the temperatures drop below freezing. And, if you add in temporary heating and ground heating, you can keep all the work going.

It’s true that frozen ground can be a serious impediment to building projects. It seems a basic law of physics, as things get colder they move slower, affects not just molecules but humans as well. As the ground freezes (ie: the molecules move slower) work can slow down too. There is an easy solution to both those problems, though. Ground heat equipment can keep your project (and team) moving.

How Ground Heat Works

Ground heat, or ground thaw if you prefer, is a fairly simple concept. Where other methods for heating areas may rely on tents, ground thaw relies on warmed liquid circulating through temporary hoses or pipes that cover an area of ground. The water is heated by a hyrdonic ground heater and pumped through the hoses.

These heaters are usually fueled by diesel. Typically, their fluid tank capacity can range from 50 gallons to more than 200 gallons. The more fluid a heater is able to hold, the more area it can heat.

The ground heater can also be used with ground thaw blankets. These “blankets” are quite different from what you have on your bed, though. They are massive tarp-like insulated sheets that can be spread over large areas. These blankets help keep the heat radiating from the hoses close to the ground, making the process far more efficient.

Ground Thaw Uses

Ground heat has a variety of uses and applications. The obvious use is for construction. With ground thaw, you can thaw the ground and keep working. There is also the advantage with ground heat being able to protect footings from frost heaving.

Ground thaw can also be used to help concrete curing. With heaters, you can achieve your required strength gain sooner by controlling the temperature. Because it is a dry heat, these heaters can help your project with avoiding water damage as well.

Beyond construction, other industries can make use of ground thaw equipment. Landscapers can get a jump start on their work with ground heaters. For agriculturists or horticulturists, ground heat can help keep plants alive for longer harvest in the fall. In the spring, plants can start their growing season on time no matter what the weather is doing with strategic ground heat.

To get expert advice and a custom quote for your project’s ground heat needs, call On Site Companies today at 800-210-8407.

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What Type of Temp Heat Is Best For Me?

When the cold temperatures come, your work doesn’t have to stop. There are a lot of ways you can continue your project with temporary heat that won’t just keep your workers warm, but also can keep concrete curing in an efficient way.

Two Heaters Enter, One Heater Leaves

For temporarily heating your workspace, you have two choices; direct fired or indirect fired heaters. Both types of heaters have their advantages and disadvantages that make them more or less appropriate for different projects.

The Direct (Fired) Approach

Direct fired heaters are very similar to a gas grill or stove. Essentially, the fuel is burned to provide heat. Air is directly forced through the flame directly to heat the air. Since the fuel is burned directly to heat the air, direct fired heaters are the most energy efficient choice.

Direct fired heaters are mechanically very simple devices and are easy to transport. Their high energy efficiency makes direct fired heaters very powerful, able to generate higher amounts of BTUS compared to similarly-sized indirect fired heaters.

Of course, nothing is perfect, and direct fired heaters have their own drawbacks as well. Direct fired heaters have strict ventilation requirements for use. Ventilation is important because direct fired heaters produce carbon monoxide as a byproduct of creating heat. Those same carbon byproducts can also mean a direct fired heater may not be allowed in some buildings or job sites. The carbon monoxide from direct fired heaters requires a minimum of 20% outside air to be introduced to the space. If you need to bring in outside air, you may also need air moving equipment.

Indirect Fired

Indirect fired heaters are most similar to how a furnace works in your home. A flame in a burn chamber warms a heat exchanger. The heater draws in cool air in two different chambers. The air passes over and around the heat exchanger to get warm. The main advantage of this system is the air warmed and discharged is clean and free of carbon dioxide. Since indirect fired heaters do not release carbon dioxide, they can be used in smaller spaces. Indirect fired heaters also have the advantage of having a thermostat.

The disadvantages to an indirect fired heater is it is less efficient than a direct fired heater. Fuel efficiency for an indirect fired heater is close to 80%. Indirect fired heaters also always require exhaust ventilation. The exhaust can be vented outside or you can duct the hot air to the inside. Indirect fired heaters also are larger than direct fired units, making them far less portable.

Which Should I Use?

It may not be easy for you to choose which type of heater is best for you. Usually, direct fired heaters are best for outdoor applications and sites and interior or tightly-sealed workspaces are best for indirect fired heaters. Direct fired heaters are also good for areas with limited insulation or areas that need large volumes of warm air. Indirect fired heaters are good for areas that have strict sanitation requirements such as healthcare facilities or food processing plants.

To get the right heater for your project, talk to our temporary heat experts now! Call us today at 800.210.8407! Our team will make sure you get a custom quote that is perfect for your needs.

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Proud To Be In The PSAI

On Site Companies is proud to be a member of the Portable Sanitation Association International. On Site Companies has been a member of the PSAI nearly all of its 30 years. As a member of the PSAI, we hold to the highest standards. But, what is the Portable Sanitation Association International?

What is the PSAI

The mission of the PSAI is “is a world in which clean and safe sanitation is accessible to all.” Beyond that, the Portable Sanitation Association International also serves as the authority within the sanitation industry. It strives to increase the understanding of the role portable sanitation plays in public health. It also works to expand and improve portable sanitation facilities. Finally, the PSAI works to assist its members in building successful businesses.

The PSAI was founded in 1971, in Bloomington, MN. The first PSAI meeting was held that year in New Orleans. The first board of directors was formed with nine members from various companies in the industry. Board members are either portable restroom operators or suppliers whose companies are current members of the Portable Sanitation Association International. Today, the PSAI board of directors meets four times a year, as well as has conference calls as needed.

The PSAI in Action

Today, the Portable Sanitation Association International  is known for its set of standards that all members must adhere to. The Code of Excellence was formally adopted by the PSAI board of directors in May 2015. The Code of Excellence contains six parts; Excellence in Our Actions, Excellence in Our Reputation, Excellence in Our Relationships, Excellence in Our Operations, Excellence in Our Environment, and Excellence Acknowledgment.

Excellence in Action is about ethically conducting business and taking seriously our responsibilities to customers, employees, and the world. The Excellence in Reputation piece means maintaining certified and qualified personnel, providing clean portable restrooms, and listening to customer needs.  The next part, Excellence in Our Relationships, promotes treating everyone with respect, equal opportunity, and fair business practices with respect to competitors. Excellence in Our Operations refers to professionalism with equipment and keeping records. Then, there’s Excellence in Our Environment, which is about a commitment to health and safety as well as proper disposal of waste and protecting the environment. Finally, the Excellence Acknowledgement is a signed document stating the commitment to the PSAI Code of Excellence.

Beyond the Code of Excellence, the Portable Sanitation Association International also certifies portable sanitation professionals who perform to the standards of the PSAI. At On Site Companies, all but our newest technicians who have been on our team for less than a year are PSAI certified.

On Site and the Portable Sanitation Association International

On Site Companies has been a member of the PSAI for 29 of its 30 years. Even before that, our founder, Dave Holm, was PSAI certified. We’ve had a long relationship with the PSAI. Our co-founder, Karen Holm, even served as the Chair of the PSAI Board of Directors. Karen was the second woman ever to hold the position. It is easy to trace a line from the professionalism of On Site Companies and the standards the PSAI sets.

Not all temporary sanitation companies adhere to the same level of professionalism. Seeing a company is a member of the PSAI tells you about the standards of excellence you should expect from that company. If you want professional and reliable temporary sanitation, call On Site today at 800.210.8407 or check out our selection of porta potties and luxury restroom trailers.

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