Many developed cities bury their utility lines underground to protect them from damage caused by extreme weather such as thunderstorms, high winds, and heavy snow. Securely maintaining lines and mains for telecommunications, fiber optics, cable television, natural gas, and water is also the best way to protect them from tampering by the public.
But while mains and lines located underground are less likely to become damaged and abused compared to lines that are above ground, they still need regular maintenance, repair, and upgrades. That means underground utility technicians need to work on these lines regularly to keep them up to code and working correctly.
Underground utility lines’ locations can be challenging. Workers find themselves working at unique job sites and in work environments that aren’t the most comfortable or accessible. Some workers go underground while others travel to a facility that may be hours away from the city. The different demands of working on underground utilities mean there are many situations where a properly functioning and running toilet is not always available. This puts a spotlight on what companies need to do to provide their workers with a safe, sanitary, and dignified way to use the bathroom while on the job.
Access to Safe and Sanitary Bathroom Facilities for Underground Utility Technicians
While companies do their best to provide their workers with bathroom amenities such as port-a-potties, they’re often not accessible if the job is in an underground facility or it means laying pipe in a remote area. Working in this sector also involves working outdoors and could mean driving from one location to the next. Both scenarios also create challenges for fixed bathroom locations.
Portable Waste Bags are the underground utility sector’s answer to the problem of how to provide employees with a dignified way to relieve themselves on the job. The Portable Waste Bag’s goal is simple – to provide users with a convenient and sanitary portable toilet system when a running toilet is not available.
Because underground utility technicians can’t always get to a bathroom, the safe and sanitary alternative is a portable lavatory system like a Portable Waste Bag. With Brief Relief Disposable Urinal Bag and Disposa-John Portable Restroom, workers have a safe, clean, and easy-to-use means of peeing or pooping no matter where they are on the job when nature calls.
Portable Waste Bags also improve productivity. Companies lose time and money on bathroom breaks that take longer than they should. The costs are even higher for sectors such as underground utilities because of the time it takes a worker to find a running toilet in locations where one may be a few miles away. Portable Waste Bags allow workers to take shorter bathroom breaks because the bags are portable and can be used anywhere.
Brief Relief’s patented bags come with safe chemicals that treat waste. Brief Relief also offers portable commodes and privacy shelters, providing employees with a private bathroom that can easily pop up and be taken down wherever they need it.