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Brief Relief to Showcase Personal Lavatory Systems at WindPower Expo 2018

Helping the Wind Power Industry Provide Safe, Sanitary Work Environments.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. , When wind industry employees are working out in the field, easy-to-access restroom facilities are rarely available. Wind turbines, by their very nature, are often installed in remote areas. What do employees do when they need to use the restroom?

In the past, many workers just used whatever was at hand, sometimes relieving themselves in a bush or even a bottle they carried around for that purpose. This is not only unsavory but highly unsanitary. As a “solution,” it’s bad for the environment. It’s bad for the health of the workers. And, it’s bad for business.

The need for a better solution is why Brief Relief created a line of products designed to support the workers out in the field:

  • Brief Relief Disposable Urine Bag. This is an easy-to-use funnel-shaped bag designed for a single use. It contains a patented blend of polymers and enzymes which converts urine into a deodorized gel. From there, just deposit it in any garbage container.
  • The Commode. This is a five-gallon base with a full-size soft foam toilet seat. It sets up instantly and can be used in any situation. It comes with an optional riser for additional height.
  • Disposa-John Portable Restroom. These are an advanced version of the Urine Bag, but designed for both liquid and solid waste. The easy bag-in-bag design seals in waste and odor while the enzymes and polymers convert it into a deodorized gel. The Disposa-John bags are to be used with Brief Relief’s Commodes.
  • Privacy Shelter. An absolute must when privacy is needed, this large, noise-reducing enclosure for the Commode is far less expensive than permanent shelters. Unlike other portable bathrooms, our Privacy Shelter can be carried by, and set up by, a single person.

“Everyone wants their privacy,” said Pete Lindemann, Brief Relief’s national sales manager. “And there’s no better way to get it than with Brief Relief products. This is a safe, sanitary way to support your workers without them losing time going off-site for their basic needs.”

The company is so confidant in their products that they are offering a promotion to give companies a chance at trying them out. Just enter the code WindPower2018 when ordering from their website,, to receive a 20 percent discount off all products until the end of June.

RESTOP is a division of American Innotek, a privately held company. RESTOP specializes in the design and manufacture of innovative portable human waste disposal products. Its ISO-certified manufacturing facility is located in Southern California. For more information about RESTOP solutions, visit



Press Release:  Brief Relief Personal Lavatory Systems Utilized to Aid Hurricane Relief Workers and Address Health Hazards from Human Waste

In storms’ aftermath, portable, landfill-safe disposable bathroom solutions give utility workers, first responders and volunteer organizations access to hygienic sanitation facilities that contain waste.


ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Lack of access to functioning bathroom facilities in areas affected by the most recent hurricanes poses a serious threat to human health as the accumulation of human feces mounts. To help prevent bacteria-laden waste from spreading disease among residents and those helping with the relief and recovery efforts in the impacted communities, disposable toilet and portable lavatory systems that capture waste and are EPA-approved for landfills, like those manufactured by Brief Relief, are recommended to assist workers.


When human waste contaminates water systems, infectious bacteria such as E. coli, staphylococcus, salmonella and tetanus can spread by consumption or skin contamination and cause widespread and debilitating illnesses among populations.


“In areas hit by the recent hurricanes, there are many communities where adequate restrooms or portable facilities are not available for residents and those who have come to support them,” said Pete Lindemann, Brief Relief’s national sales manager. “We’re proud to aid in the efforts to keep everyone safe by providing access to sanitary facilities that also eliminate the environmental risks posed by the disposal of human waste outdoors.”


Brief Relief donated a range of supplies to Sprint to provide workers clean and safe sanitation systems while working to get much-needed service back up and running in the areas hardest hit by disruptions to communications networks, including:


  • Brief Relief Disposable Urine Bag, a single-use, funnel-design bag for liquid waste, containing a patented blend of polymers and enzymes that convert urine into a deodorized gel that can be disposed of safely in any garbage container.
  • The Commode, a sturdy, five-gallon base with full-size soft foam toilet seat that sets up instantly for emergency situations and comes with an optional riser for additional height.
  • Disposa-John Portable Restroom, which is designed for both liquid and solid waste, using a bag-in-bag design that seals in waste and odor while the enzymes and polymers work to break it down and convert it into a deodorized gel. The Disposa-John bags are to be used with Brief Relief’s Commodes.
  • Privacy Shelter, a large, sound-reducing enclosure for the Commode that can be easily transported in a carry case and set up by a single person.

In addition to its field restroom solutions, Brief Relief also provides other products designed to assist in emergency situations, including the Fluid Tactical Electrolyte Drink Mix, which provides those exposed to dehydration and heat stress with needed sodium and a balance of minerals such as calcium and magnesium to prevent cramps while working, and the Heat Relief towels that provide cooling relief.

“We are so grateful for the supplies we received from Brief Relief,” said Tanya Lin-Jones, a network engineering manager at Sprint who has responsibility for the Sprint Emergency Response Team (ERT). “They have been invaluable in helping our teams work as quickly and safely as possible to keep customers and emergency personnel connected across those regions impacted by the hurricanes.”


To help with sanitation and reduce the spread of disease, Brief Relief is offering free shipping of its products to all hurricane-affected areas in the continental United States through the end of September. Brief Relief products can be purchased online at For more information about Brief Relief solutions, visit


About Brief Relief

Brief Relief disposable toilets and portable lavatory systems keep teams in the field and out of the public eye when nature calls. Besides being safe, convenient and sanitary options for men and women, using the products can help workers avoid being seen doing an act of “indecent exposure” by the public, cell phone cameras and news crews. The personal cooling systems and hydration products help keep crews safe and comfortable in even the most stressful conditions. To learn more, visit


About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 53.7 million connections as of June 30, 2017, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands, including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more by visiting Sprint at or



News Article: Taking Care of Business – Wind Systems Magazine

What happens when you’re on someone else’s massive property, in the middle of nowhere, 300 feet above the ground, and nature calls?

It’s not something a lot of workers may think about  — until they have to think about it.

Thankfully, Brief Relief is a company that has put a great deal of thought into this leg-crossing predicament, and it has come up with a few solutions.

“We’re a manufacturer of a field restroom system, mostly designed for mobile work crews, anyone working outside who find themselves with the lack of a proper restroom facility,” said Pete Lindemann, Brief Relief’s national sales manager.

More often than not, outside workers often run the risk of using unapproved containers, which can cause legal problems and public relations nightmares.

To stop those problems in their tracks, the company has made the Brief Relief system.