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At some point, your portable toilet rental business will likely have a customer that requires ADA-accessible units (not to be confused with handicap-accessible units). It’s important to be aware of what the ADA requirements are so that you can ensure the units you are providing and setting up are compliant. Here is an overview of the ADA requirements that apply to portable restroom rental companies.

ADA Requirement Checklist

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ADA Requirement Checklist

Who Must Comply with ADA Requirements?

  • Employers with 15 or more employees
  • State and local governments
  • Employment agencies
  • Labor unions
  • Private entities that are considered places of public accommodation

When the ADA Applies, How Many ADA-Accessible Units are Required?

  • At least 5% of the total number of units (a 1:20 ratio)

INCLUDING

  • At least 1 toilet in each cluster where units are provided

Required Specs

  • A clear space of 60 inches in diameter to allow for a 360-degree turn in a wheelchair

OR

  • A T-shaped space a minimum of 36 inches wide. The space forming the top of the “T” must extend at least 12 inches beyond the intersection in each direction, and the space forming the base of the “T” must extend at least 24 inches beyond the intersection
  • Doors shall have a minimum clear opening of 32 inches with the door opened 90 degrees
  • Doors shall not swing into the clear floor space
  • Handrails or grab bars shall be free of sharp or abrasive elements
  • The “path of travel” must be a continuous, unobstructed way of pedestrian passage by which the unit may be approached, entered and exited

* Information from Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) was used in this infographic. For a complete list of ADA accessibility guidelines, visit https://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-ada-standards/background/adaag

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