Association Insight Newsletter

This biweekly publication supports PSAI members with updated event information, industry-related news, and the latest and greatest happening with our members. With a goal of being environmentally friendly, Association Insight is only available online or via email to our members.

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Catch Up on Recent Newsletters

October 2021

Association Insight October 13, 2021

  • I is for international
  • Responding to a disaster
  • Nuts & Bolts schedule of events
  • New OSHA heat initiative announced
  • Truck chip shortage - A worldwide issue

September 2021

Association Insight September 29, 2021

  • Andy Gump Company - Life lessons for us all
  • Roundtables and tabletops at Nuts & Bolts
  • Chemical labeling do's and don'ts
  • OSHA rule will require COVID vaccines or testing for workers at larger employers
  • PSAI executive director update

Association Insight September 15, 2021

  • PSAI's path forward
  • ADA issues for operators
  • PSAI statement on compliance with the ADA
  • President's message: farewell Karleen
  • Run for the Board and gain a group of business experts
  • Tribute to Ron Bird

Association Insight September 1, 2021

  • Preparing for weather events
  • Valuing your portable sanitation business
  • PSAI history series: Wooden units
  • Nuts & Bolts educational line up
  • Now accepting Board nominations

August 2021

Asssociation Insight August 18, 2021

  • Registration is open for Nuts & Bolts 2021
  • Now accepting Board nominations
  • PSAI history series: Fiberglass units—the bridge between wood and plastic
  • Calling on competitors' customers
  • A note from the Scholarship Commission

Association Insight August 4, 2021

  • Executive Director Karleen Kos announces departure plans
  • PSAI history series: Pump trucks—the workhorses of our industry
  • Tips on tipovers
  • The value of proper pricing
  • Spotlight on scholarship winner Hannah Watson

July 2021

Association Insight July 21, 2021

  • FEMA guidelines vex portable sanitation providers
  • PSAI history series: The revolution and evolution of restroom trailers
  • Effective credit practices keep you from getting stiffed
  • Spotlight on scholarship winner James "Brock" Morton

Association Insight July 7, 2021

  • What to do when you lose your best employee
  • PSAI history series: fathers and sons in portable sanitation part II
  • Heat illness prevention
  • Spotlight on scholarship winner Austin Amelse
  • Employees as brand ambassadors 

June 2021

Association Insight June 23, 2021

  • A closer look at the truck driver shortage
  • PSAI history series: fathers and sons in portable sanitation part I
  • Spotlight on scholarship winner Alex Adams

Association Insight June 9, 2021

  • Got the message? Shortages give us the chance to reposition the portable sanitation industry
  • Tips on maintaining trailers part II: operational efficiencies at delivery
  • PSAI history series: the scholarship program
  • 2021 PSAI scholarship winners
  • Dos and don'ts for sharing bad news with a customer
  • A message from the Board 

May 2021

Association Insight May 26, 2021

  • Improved standards for portable restrooms published in new ISO standard
  • Tips on maintaining trailers: part I - safety
  • PSAI history series: focus on industry pioneer Harvey Heather
  • PSAI supports "Safe in Sound" reopening checklist
  • I'll be seeing you -- at an upcoming PSAI event

Association Insight May 12, 2021

  • New spill prevention and response plan template
  • PSAI history series: celebrating women leaders of the PSAI
  • PSAI's IRD: it just keeps getting better
  • PSAI business resources available to you

April 2021

Association Insight April 28, 2021

  • OSHA offers free on-site consultation program
  • Suggestions on preventing tipovers
  • Vaccination tax credits for small businesses
  • PSAI history series: the Chartering Congress and First Annual Meeting

Association Insight April 14, 2021

  • Supply issues create challenges and opportunities
  • GAP expectations change due to COVID-19
  • April is Distracted Driving Month
  • Remembering Gladys Bird
  • The value of a trade association membership

March 2021

Association Insight March 31, 2021

  • Fuel prices - what to expect ahead
  • Profile of industry pioneers - Ed Crafton
  • FEMA updates flood map tool
  • OSHA program to protect workers from COVID-19

Association Insight March 17, 2021

  • Evolving expectations on worksites, part I
  • Profile of industry pioneers Ed Cooper, George Harding, and PolyJohn Inc
  • Penalizing drivers who blow the whistle on safety can cost you
  • You need SEO for your company website
  • Lindy Boehme retirement
  • In Memoriam: Vernon Hills

Association Insight March 3, 2021

  • Trucking benchmarks for portable sanitation
  • Announcing the 2021 Virtual Education Conference
  • Profile of industry pioneer Al Hilde
  • Company websites with something extra
  • IWA to support women's economic success
  • Congratulations Mike Salazar

February 2021

Association Insight February 17, 2021

  • Disposal challenges require long-term planning and investment for portable sanitation companies
  • PSAI 50th anniversary - The history of conventions and trade shows
  • PSAI purchasing program benefits your company and your employees
  • NIOSH addresses marijuana and driving
  • Enhance your portable sanitation website now!

Association Insight February 3, 2021

  • 2021 Economic outlook for portable sanitation
  • The history of deodorizers in the portable sanitation industry
  • Implications of the Executive Order pertaining to OSHA
  • Considerations for getting your team the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Save the date for the 2022 Convention and Trade Show

January 2021

Association Insight January 20, 2021

  • What to do about competitors who don't play nice
  • Standards news
  • The PSAI celebrates its 50th anniversary
  • The latest: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Association Insight January 6, 2021

  • New Coronavirus relief package and your company
  • The Stockdale paradox and portable sanitation in 2021
  • Safety update: what is your company doing February 1-April 30, 2021? (OSHA 300 logs)
  • How to join virtual events from your confirmation email
  • Chemical labeling dos and don'ts
  • What will events look like in 2021?