Strategic Plan

PSAI strategic initiatives outlined in the plan include:

Public Information and Education (EI)

  • Implement a plan for transforming the images of the portable sanitation industry
  • Develop and publicize positive data, messages and articles regarding the positive attributes and impacts of portable sanitation, and promote evolving standards for portable sanitation globally.
  • Promote World Toilet Day and World Portable Sanitation Day to raise awareness of the positive impact our industry has on the world.
  • Provide members with tools that enable them to raise the profile of their companies and awareness in their markets of the global sanitation crisis.

Standards and Guidance (SG)

  • Work toward universal recognition of our industry Code of Excellence
  • Working both with global partners and as the portable sanitation industry leader, develop minimum standards using an ANSI compliant process.
  • Engage in international standards groups and work to develop standards for emerging toilet and disposal technologies.
  • Engage federal agencies to update OSHA standards and ensure the PSAI is a go-to resource during times of crisis
  • Engage strategically with state and local decision-makers to impact rules and legislation

Training and Credentialing (TC)

  • Implement the PSAI’s updated certification program for Portable Sanitation Professionals and increase the number of people certified.
  • Develop a certification program for company managers and owners.
  • Ensure that the PSAI’s certification program is accepted in jurisdictions requiring proof of qualification.
  • Develop and deliver a series of training modules that are portable sanitation-specific and accepted by state licensing bodies for continuing education credit.
  • Update all materials and trainings so they are consistent with standards required in the post COVID-19 environment.
  • Develop and deliver a "train the trainer" curriculum.

Supporting Members’ Business Success (MS)

  • Maintain industry-specific resources that help members enhance their businesses
  • Make more business tools and engagement opportunities available for members
  • Develop a strategy for engaging the next generation of portable sanitation business leaders and volunteers.
  • Research and introduce a series of new or enhanced benefits consistent with the technology landscape. 

The strategic plan also outlines goals for:
1. Enhancing member benefits

2. Building organizational capacity

3. Implementing annual planning/evaluation for key governance and operating activities

4. Sharing plans with PSAI members and inviting them to become involved