With so many scenarios going on during this pandemic, ensuring job site safety in the workplace is key. It’s vitally important to not only train employees, but have control measures in place that prevent the spread of infection. There are multiple measures that can assist in ensuring job safety.
Regardless of the virus or bacteria that is causing illnesses across the country, medical professionals in hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers are at the highest risk for contracting and spreading illnesses. Here are 10 ways that will help medical professionals prevent the spread of unwanted bacteria/viruses.
In the age of this global COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for everyone to remain as healthy and hygienic as possible. While on the front line, first responders, FEMA & Red Cross workers, military personnel, utility and construction workers, and medical staff must interact with the general population.
While hotshots undergo rigorous physical and psychological training to fight the most aggressive fires and survive in the most primitive living conditions, they still need a bathroom solution that is convenient, sanitary, and most importantly, portable.
Not all forward operating bases (FOB) are the same. For some soldiers, there may be limited electricity, no hot showers, no running water, and no toilets that flush. Fortunately, there’s are lavatory solutions that are not only more sanitary but also more cost-effective.
Brief Relief products are currently being used by the top 100 utility companies in the U.S. and Canada, municipalities, construction companies, government agencies, and the U.S. and Canadian militaries. Here are some reasons why.
Managing for the sustainability of public lands and resources is a huge responsibility that we all must contribute to today. The BLM supports best human waste management practices in public lands, like Brief Relief’s waste solutions.
Whether you are a firefighter rescuing trapped victims, law enforcement controlling the crowds, or EMS treating and transporting victims, being a first responder in the wake of a tornado could mean long hours on call. In a crisis, how can these heroes use the bathroom?
In a typical setting, exposure to human wastes is hazardous enough. It’s even more worrisome in hospitals where people are already sick. Waste bags can offer hospitals a more hygienic solution to the management of human waste.
As a flooring installer working on all types of flooring, you know the challenges of finding a bathroom when a project you’re working on doesn’t even have functioning plumbing yet. Here’s when you need a portable lavatory system.
When preparing emergency preparedness kits, many have failed to identify one of the most basic human needs in times of disaster apart from clean water, food, and shelter; the need to use the bathroom.
People’s lives depend on the quick response and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). There’s never a need to wait for a bathroom with Brief Relief.
How Storing a Portable Lavatory System in the Patrol Car Gives Police a Restroom Stall Anywhere They Go
Cops won’t always have the luxury of having access to bathroom facilities, and an officer knows urinating outside is against the law. Waste bags are the simple solution for unique workplaces without restrooms.
With waste bags, patients don’t need to be assisted or carried to the toilet whenever they need to use the bathroom. Find out more about how Brief Relief can assist private duty nurses.
Passengers rescued by the Coast Guard can already suffer from many ailments, and a moving vesicle can only make sea or air sickness worse. Here is how Brief Relief enhances conditions for rescued passengers.
As a plumber who makes a living installing and repairing toilets, it may seem strange to use anything else when you need to poop or pee. However, when you’re on the job, and there’s no running toilet available to you, you’ll agree that a portable lavatory system is the best solution.
The distraction and discomfort of having to use the restroom in a military aircraft can seriously affect an Airman’s ability to fly or focus, packing waste bags help Airmen comfortably relieve themselves.
Why FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Should Equip Their Earthquake First Responders with Waste Bags
Whether you’re in the middle of delivering relief goods or transporting residents from their homes to a shelter, you shouldn’t ignore the need to go to the bathroom. See how Brief Relief can aide FEMA first responders.
Imagine if work had to stop each time a member of the crew had to leave the work site to find a bathroom facility. Learn more about Brief Relief and how our products help enhance unique work environments
Sudden altitude changes on helicopter rides can create a tough environment for passengers with uneasy stomachs. Find out how Portable Waste Bags can help passengers with motion sickness, and why you should never fly without them.
Can using the bathroom make workers unproductive in the solar industry? Find out how Personal Lavatory Systems are transforming the work of solar installers.
Life with a colostomy bag doesn’t mean you have to slow you down. Here’s the perfect solution for how people with colostomy bags can stay active and enjoy all of their favorite activities.
Whether you’re operating a mini excavator, service truck, jackhammer, pipe saw, sewer cleaning truck, the sudden urge to go to the bathroom means stopping work. Find out more about how Brief Relief can help water and sewer utility technicians focus on the job no matter where they are.
Landscaping crews know that using a homeowners restroom is never a given. Using far-away gas stations and restaurants kill productivity, but portable lavatory systems always provide gardeners and landscapers a sanitary bathroom solution.
Flood response activities can be dangerous and can mean long hours or days on call. Here’s what all flood first responders should pack to be prepared.
It’s true that porta-potties have long dominated construction sites and outdoor events; however, porta-potties are no longer the only solution that can meet your crew’s sanitary needs.
Electric utility workers often face challenges handling dangerous power equipment, traveling far across the communities they serve, and quite frankly, finding an accessible toilet. Portable Lavatory Systems are available for use to anyone no matter where they are.
There’s no telling precisely how long firefighters will be out in the wilderness responding to emergencies and trying to put out the fire; therefore, firefighters must prepare for long days and nights away from everyday luxuries, like running toilets.
A hot, sunny climate might be a great location for solar farms, but not for porta-potties and the workers that have to use them. Here are several ways solar farms can benefit from using Portable Lavatory Systems.
A job as a gas utility worker means excellent pay, comprehensive training, fantastic benefits, and plenty of opportunities for travel. On the less glamorous side, with this on-the-go career, there isn’t much room for a portable bathroom. Until now.
Park rangers serve as the role models for best practices and national park etiquette. Help end the use of the wilderness as a public restroom and be prepared with portable waste bags.
Water utility workers ensure the entire community has access to safe and potable water. Long drives and trips to remote locations mean bathrooms aren’t always easy to come by.
Music festivals, concerts, food parks, sporting events, and other crowded gatherings alike, no one’s favorite experience is using a porta-potty. Here’s a breakdown on why portable commodes beat the porta-potty in terms of hygiene, costs, setup, and maintenance.
As impressive as the cockpit of a modern fighter jet is with all its high-tech bells and whistles, the one thing it’s not equipped with is a lavatory. Portable Lavatory Systems guarantee a sanitary restroom option anytime, any altitude.
Working in the mines is one of the most challenging and impressive professions in the world, and miners deserve a safe and dignified solution for their bathroom needs. Here’s how Portable Lavatory Systems can improve productivity for miners.
Whether it’s a short-distance or long-distance move, a single job can take hours or days of effort for movers. When bathroom breaks are few and far, see how personal Waste Bags can transform a movers work day.
Why More Hospitals Should Use Portable Waste Bags for Patients Who Experience Nausea and Vomiting After Surgery
Anesthetic medications can have powerful effects on patients, and post-op nausea and sickness can happen to anyone. Here is how personal Waste Bags can transform traditional patient care.
Adrenaline is often enough to distract firefighters on the job, but they can’t ignore nature’s call forever. Portable Waste Bags offer quick solutions for community heroes to relieve themselves on the run.
An uneasy stomach on a long flight can be an unpleasant experience for all passengers, and sometimes standard airplane barf bags aren’t enough to handle air sickness. Our Personal Waste bags are durable, odorless and puncture-resistant.
Finding a sanitary restroom while working underground utilities can be a time-consuming option, if it is even one. Portable Waste Bags can be used anywhere, any time.
Challenging environments and hard to access locations when working on utilities often mean not always having access to running toilets. Stay productive and save time by using portable Waste Bags at any job site.
Many companies lose thousands a year on bathroom breaks — not because workers take an unreasonable amount of time, but because getting to the nearest restroom facility could mean walking for miles. Skip the hike, and use our portable Waste Bags to save time and money.
Health risks linked to exposure to human waste can be as troublesome as they may be common in work industries where bathrooms aren’t plentiful. Providing workers with clean alternatives through portable waste bags can be the solution.
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…
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…
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…
Ally Bain was 14 when she experienced the humiliation of having an accident in public. She was out shopping with her mom when the urge to use the bathroom struck. As a patient with Crohn’s disease, she knew she had a matter of minutes before she would lose control of her bowels. Read More at:…
A look into the life of female cab drivers in New York City, the last story in a three-part series. This is the last story in a three-part series on the life of immigrant workers in New York CIty. Here is Part One, on Chinese delivery workers, and Part Two on Latino construction workers. Read More at: https://prospect.org/article/women-behind-wheel
There’s no denying that public bathrooms can be germ-ridden places. According to a study presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting, scientists who studied samples taken from a variety of public restrooms found that the sheer number of illness-causing bacteria present was too big to measure in many cases. Read More at: https://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/can-you-catch-germs-from-a-public-toilet-seat.aspx
New York City taxi drivers put up with a lot. But even for long-suffering hacks, the stomach-churning toilets they’re forced to use at the city’s busiest airport are too much to bear, they said. The bathrooms at JFK Airport‘s Central Taxi Hold, where drivers queue up for fares, have fallen into an appalling state of disrepair. And…
Strict toilet break rules and inadequate facilities are causing discomfort and humiliation for some workers, a labour organization says. Read More at: https://www.bbc.com/news/10360283