What are the restroom requirements for Security personnel stationed in a parking lot? Can the employees be allowed or expected to go to a nearby business for restroom access?

OSHA regulations require toilets be available for workers. Expecting employees to go to a local restaurant or other nearby business to use the restroom is not legal. The other business is not required to allow non-employees or non-customers access to the restrooms so there is no assurance that an offsite restroom will be available.

In almost all cases a “porta-potty” may be required in order to meet requirements.

Hope that helps you out. =)

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