The Trusted Provider of Portable Sanitation Products & Services for the Agricultural Industry
Our United Agricultural Services division has been established to meet the specific technical requirements set out in state and federal regulations for the agricultural and food processing industries.
- GAP Compliant
- AG-Trailer Mounted Restrooms
- Bilingual Account Managers and Customer Service Reps
- Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week
- Service of Customer Owned Restrooms, Septic and Holding Tanks
As a leader in portable restrooms and sanitation, let our experts help you stay in compliance and avoid hefty fines with the USDA and OSHA portable sanitation requirements. They will help you select the right portable restrooms, hand wash solutions and service frequency to provide proper sanitation for your workers. When the time comes for your audit, we can provide you with the system of procedures (SOP) paperwork and water reports that are asked of you regarding your field sanitation vendor.
We focus on the strict guidelines that now regulate the sanitation equipment and services for field workers, and take pride in our GAP Compliant portable restrooms and handwash equipment. Our goal as a company is to minimize the unintentional microbial contamination of your valuable produce.
Our towable AG–trailer mounted restrooms comply with USDA food safety specifications and OSHA regulations for field sanitation. They provide a convenient mobile solution to keep sanitation facilities within a quarter mile of your workers at all times.
Own your own equipment? We can offer our same exceptional service on your restrooms, hand wash stations and holding /septic tanks. We will also help you determine if your existing equipment meets OSHA and Department of Agriculture requirements and propose a corrective action plan if needed.
Find out how we can help with you with your GAP compliant restroom needs.
AG Restroom Planning Tips
United Agricultural Services is your trusted partner to ensure your sanitation facilities for your workers meet OSHA, USDA and GAP requirements for food and worker safety. With a growing focus on inspections and enforcement in this important aspect of food production everyone throughout the entire path from field to market must ensure they provide the right portable restroom equipment and service for their workers. At United Agricultural Services we have the expertise, equipment and skilled service professionals to provide peace of mind for you and your employees.
United Agricultural Services- Portable Restroom Planning Tips:
- USDA OSHA field sanitation standard requires 1 portable restroom and hand wash unit per every 20 employees
- Separate restrooms are required for male and female workers
- Facilities must be well-maintained
- Towable restroom trailers can travel along with your workers
- Facilities must be within ¼ mile of working area or nearest driving distance if terrain is unsuitable
- If there are no separate state laws, federal laws will prevail
Check your local and state ordinances to ensure that you are in compliance.
GAP Compliant Portable Restrooms
United Site Services is the leader in portable restroom rentals and safety. We take pride in our porta potty rentals and our GAP Compliant Portable Restrooms. Does your organization have a documented GAP Compliant Restrooms Program? Find out how USS can help with your GAP compliant restrooms needs, Click here to request a quote.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a program that is intended to assess a participant’s efforts to minimize the risk of contamination of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and miscellaneous commodities by microbial pathogens based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s “Good Agricultural Practices", GAP compliant restrooms should be implemented on all farms to ensure that food is safe and healthy. According to the official “Good Agricultural Practices & Good Handling Practices Audit” used by the USDA to check farms, the following items pertain to the sanitation facilities at your work sites:
- Employees are required to wash their hands before beginning or returning to work
- Readily understandable signs are posted to instruct employees to wash their hands before beginning or returning to work
- All toilets/ restroom/ field sanitation facilities are serviced and cleaned on a scheduled basis.
Does your organization have a documented GAP Compliant Restrooms and/or GHP Food Safety Program?
Get your 115...Here's How:
In the General Section of the audit, sections G-7 through G-12 pertain specifically to the sanitation for your workers and are worth 75 points of a 180 total points on the General Questions section of a GAP audit. In Section 2, Field Harvest and Field Packing Activates, section 2-2 through 2-5 are worth 40 points of a 185 total points for this section. Proper sanitation for your workers in not only beneficial to the health & safety of your workers and your produce, but also worth 115 points on a GAP audit. Don't risk poor quality and a poor audit, make sure you have GAP compliant equipment in place for your field workers.