Association Insight Newsletter

Association Insight reflects current events, feature articles, and all communication relevant to the PSAI.

This bi-weekly 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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Association Insight January 6, 2020

  • 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?


Association Insight December 23, 2020

  • Cold weather tips for sinks
  • Portable sanitation company resolutions for 2021
  • What employers need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Portable sanitation business marketing tips

Association Insight December 9, 2020

  • New OSHA standards and enforcement expected in 2021: Tips for preparing your company and your customers
  • Positive operator reviews on a historice Virtual Conference
  • Sales tax issues frustrate portable sanitation companies
  • Disposal project opportunity for portable sanitation companies serving military sites


Association Insight November 25, 2020

  • Part II: Legal cannabis - HR policy issues for portable sanitation
  • Scam alert repeat: the PSAI doesn't sell lists, and there's danger behind the offer
  • The portable sanitation industry refects on gratitude
  • Typhoons ravage Philippines; PSAI member company is there

Association Insight November 11, 2020

  • Part I: Legal cannabis - driving the portable sanitation industry crazy
  • Coaching employees who irritate others
  • Developing a fleet safety program
  • Standards for a new age in portable sanitation
  • PSAI engages in development of an international workshop agreement on women-owned businesses


Association Insight October 28, 2020

  • Ensuring quality in the field part II: QC for trailers, driver excellence
  • Take your sales to the next level
  • How to register for the Virtual Conference and Trade Show
  • Updated requirements for reporting work-related cases of COVID-19
  • Pros and cons of pollution insurance coverage

Association Insight October 14, 2020

  • Ensuring quality in the field part I: General considerations, QC for sinks
  • Impact on employees when a portable sanitation company sells
  • Introducing the Member Compass
  • Scam alert: PSAI does not sell lists
  • Questions from the field: OSHA and potable water, pros and cons of freshwater flush v. recirculating flush units, are portable toilets "safe" during COVID?


Association Insight September 30, 2020

  • Maintaining pumps and troubleshooting issues in portable sanitation operations
  • Fostering mental health in your company
  • Keep your interviews legal
  • Tip of the week: Graffiti
  • Virtual conference concerns and solutions

Association Insight September 16, 2020

  • 2020 Educational Conference and Trade Show schedule
  • Tips for effective operations before, during and after natural disasters
  • PSAI reaccredited as ANSI standards developer
  • Portable sanitation is "green"

Association Insight September 2, 2020

  • ISO publishes new standards for fecal sludge treatment units
  • Thoughts and trends for restroom trailers in 2020
  • Payroll tax holiday isn’t all it seems
  • What makes a virtual conference tick?


Association Insight August 19, 2020

  • Ideal truck for portable sanitation
  • Cyber security issues affecting the industry
  • The PSAI is going virtual in November – A message from the President of the Board of Directors
  • What is a virtual conference like?

Association Insight August 5, 2020

  • Economic outlook for portable sanitation
  • Tips for making money in portable sanitation and the rental business
  • Update on 2020 PSAI Convention and Trade Show in Reno
  • FDA takes additional action against hand sanitizers containing methanol


Association Insight July 22, 2020

  • ADA compliance and portable sanitation practices – equipment limitations, customer attitudes, and new demands
  • ADA requirements
  • How to protect your company from ransomware attacks
  • California lighting requirements for restrooms in ag settings

Association Insight July 8, 2020

  • Introducing the class pass
  • Members give us a worldly perspective on deodorizers
  • How to avoid a hostile work environment


Association Insight June 24, 2020

  • New PSAI guidance for COVID-19
  • Understanding the supply chain for portable sinks and hand sanitizer
  • What you should know about COVID-19, the ADA, and other EEO laws

Association Insight June 10, 2020

  • OSHA requires employers to investigate employee COVID-19 cases
  • Members provide an analysis of 2020 trends
  • New CDC guidance for construction workers


Association Insight May 27, 2020

  • Liability waivers in the age of COVID-19
  • Portable sanitation offices start reopening
  • Accommodating at-risk workers

Association Insight May 13, 2020

  • Leaders weigh in on 2020 events season
  • Meet the 2020-2021 Board members
  • Reusing face masks and keeping workers safe during supply shortage


Association Insight April 29, 2020

  • COVID-19 testing and the portable sanitation industry
  • New OSHA requirements for portable sanitation
  • How to sell remotely
  • Truth about face masks seizures and supply 

Association Insight April 15, 2020

  • Transportation report provides trucking benchmarks
  • Providing hazard pay
  • Demystifying the toilet paper shortage

Association Insight April 1, 2020

  • OSHA and hand washing stations
  • Price gouging
  • Key provisions of the CARES act
  • Convention and Trade Show retrospective


Association Insight March 18, 2020

  • Latest news on COVID-19
  • Adjusting to business slowdowns
  • Remembering Frank Ranson
  • What to know about remote workers
  • Sample COVID-19 letter to customers

Association Insight March 4, 2020

  • Driver inspection reports and your company responsibilities
  • COVID-19 infection potential and precautions for portable sanitation users and personnel


Association Insight February 19, 2020

  • Results from waste disposal survey
  • PSAI celebrates National Retro Day

Association Insight February 5, 2020

  • Coronavirus and portable sanitation
  • Dealing with blood-borne pathogens
  • Meet PSAI award winners
  • Member update: Karibu Loo


Association Insight January 22, 2020

  • ADA requirements for portable sanitation
  • Customer issue resolved regarding ninety day service intervals
  • Remembering George Rice

Association Insight January 8, 2020

  • The economic outlook and its impact on portable sanitation
  • New Illinois law regarding baby changing stations