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#21380 - 02/02/03 02:30 PM Jobsite Bathrooms  
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Where can I get information on OSHA regulations regarding access to bathroom facilities for workers of construction projects? Who is responsible for supplying the bathroom (portable or otherwise)? Can a convenience store 3 blocks away from a jobsite be considered a bathroom available for workers? Also, do the OSHA regulations on this issue have any bite or are they little more than suggestions that can be ignored or "loop-holed". Thanks


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#21381 - 02/02/03 02:44 PM Re: Jobsite Bathrooms  
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This may be a starting place... http://metroped.org/Restroom/OSHA_Sanitation.htm

and this for the ladies' concerns: http://www.uml.edu/Dept/WE/COHP/Documents/handwash.htm

[This message has been edited by BuggabooBren (edited 02-02-2003).]


#21382 - 02/02/03 02:44 PM Re: Jobsite Bathrooms  
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I do not know if this will help you,
The OSHA reg that deals with toilets on construction sites is 1926.51(c)

But 1926.51(c) (4)
Says something about mobile crews with transportation to nearby facilities do not need to be provided with toilets.

What a mobile crew is not to clear, aren't all construction crews mobile?

Bob

[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 02-02-2003).]


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#21383 - 02/02/03 03:05 PM Re: Jobsite Bathrooms  
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I've known some counties to require a proof of portable toilet arrangements at the time a building permit was pulled.


#21384 - 02/03/03 10:18 PM Re: Jobsite Bathrooms  
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I believe technically, it should be in the plumbers contract to supply portable toilets on the job site. I remember once working many years ago in a snotty nighborhood, where the homeowner wouldn't let us use there bathroom. There were several trades, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, masons, everyone was there. There must have been at least 20-30 people there. SOmeone asked the homeowner if they could use the bathroom, but the homeowner said no. We had to drive 5-7 miles down the road to use the gas station's rest room. So one morning the lady of the house had to go out to the grocery store. When she was about to leave, she asked the GC to watch her house to make sure that no one used her bathroom. She was gone for about 1-2 hours and no one used her bathroom. They all went in her shrubs, garden, bushes, and everywhere they could find outside all around the house. Nice huh!


#21385 - 02/04/03 09:05 AM Re: Jobsite Bathrooms  
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and here i am, out in the wilderness, thinkin a roll & shovel are compliant?


#21386 - 02/04/03 11:28 AM Re: Jobsite Bathrooms  
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thinkin a roll & shovel are compliant?


My my...a shovel! You're a fancy one aren't you?

Some would just tell you to kick dirt over it with your boots. [Linked Image]


#21387 - 02/04/03 03:46 PM Re: Jobsite Bathrooms  
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LOL SvenNYC~

to be honest, the shovel is for UG work, and the 'roll' has been old supplier flyers in the past (sort of appropo) [Linked Image]


#21388 - 02/04/03 03:58 PM Re: Jobsite Bathrooms  
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Ya never know when you'll need the roll. Store it in a zip lock bag!


#21389 - 02/04/03 04:05 PM Re: Jobsite Bathrooms  
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Think Good, Your Right on that, I got one in a zip lock bag in my truck with all my foul weather gear Never know when you need it!
Bob


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