OSHA Rules for Bathroom Facilities at Construction Sites

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government entity that creates rules and regulations that provide safety and well-being standards for workers. In this blog we’ll look at OSHA rules pertaining to the regulation of bathroom facilities at construction sites.


OSHA Rules on the Number of Restrooms

According to OSHA, no less than one bathroom can be allocated to a construction site if the number of employees is greater than 20. The easiest way to comply with these regulations is to order portable toilets, which are dropped off, managed and cleaned by our crew of professionals.

Number of employees Minimum number of facilities
20 or less . . . . 1
20 or more . . . . 1 toilet seat and 1 urinal per 40 workers.
200 or more . . . . 1 toilet seat and 1 urinal per 50 workers.

Portable restrooms kept in unsanitary conditions will not count towards this requirement. Turn to us for this service, we offer weekly maintenance support for all of our long term rentals, guaranteeing that they are kept in a sanitary condition.


In accordance to 1915.88(d)(4):

“The requirement to provide toilets does not apply to normally unattended work sites and mobile work crews, provided that the employer ensures that employees have immediately available transportation to readily accessible sanitation facilities that are maintained in a clean, sanitary, and serviceable condition and meet the other requirements of this section.”

In short, bathroom requirements do not apply to crews that remain mobile in unattended work sites.  However, for convenience reasons, there are many situations that can benefit from temporary portable restrooms.

Cleaning Schedule

Employers are required to implement a cleaning schedule to ensure that all bathroom facilities are kept in sanitary conditions. We understand that you may not have the time to worry about proper sanitation requirements.  We maintain all units we own to the highest standards to provide the cleanest, best experience for our construction site customers.


Facility privacy shall be provided by employers through their portable toilet solutions to ensure each employee is given the proper privacy. Privacy, cleanliness and convenience are just a few of the standards we strive to provide to each and every one of our clients.

A more comprehensive list of OSHA rules and regulation pertaining to toilets and sanitation can be found in this link.

Planning your restroom needs for your employees and contractors is an important part of the construction process.  It doesn’t have to be complicated though.  Contact us, we’re happy to help walk you though the process and make it as easy to manage as possible. (910) 791-8333

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