World Toilet Day – November 19 2015

November 18th, 2015

This year, Johnny on the Spot is celebrating World Toilet Day and its focus on the link between sanitation and nutrition, drawing the world’s attention to the importance of toilets in supporting better nutrition and improved health. Lack of access to clean drinking water and sanitation, along with the absence of good hygiene practices, are among the underlying causes of poor nutrition.

The aim of World Toilet Day is to raise awareness about the people in the world who don’t have access to a toilet, despite the fact that it is a human right to have clean water and sanitation.

Lack of access to clean drinking water and sanitation, along with the absence of good hygiene practices, are among the underlying causes of poor nutrition. The UN estimates that 946 million people practice open defecation. Defecating openly means diseases like diarrhea and intestinal worms can quickly spread. According to the World Health Organization, roughly 50% of all malnutrition cases are associated with repeated diarrhea or intestinal worm infections as a direct result of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene.  A vicious cycle exists between diarrhea and undernutrition, especially for children. Kids with diarrhea eat less and are less able to absorb and use nutrients from their food; in turn, malnourishment makes them more susceptible to diarrhea when exposed to fecal material from their environment. This has serious, and often fatal impacts on their health and development. Close to half of all child deaths are related to undernutrition and suboptimal feeding practices.  Poor sanitation and hygiene have also been closely linked to stunting (short height for age) and wasting (low weight for height), which cause irreversible physical and cognitive damage. These conditions respectively affected 159 million, and 50 million children under the age of five in 2014. There are also devastating implications for young mothers. Women with good nutritional status face fewer risks during pregnancy and childbirth, and see their children enter the world healthy. Currently, at least 20% of all maternal deaths are related to women being stunted and having anemia (low blood oxygen levels).  These conditions can cause low birth weight, which impacts the child’s physical and mental development.   Improving sanitation can play a big role in the nutritional status of women and children. By safely separating feces from human contact and the environment, women and children are more protected from disease and malnutrition; children can realize their full potential, and women and their babies can liver healthier and more fulfilled lives.

Educational Infographic on the Importance of Sanitation

General Water and Sanitation Facts

  • Since 1990, 2.1 billion people gained access to improved sanitation and 2.6 billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources.
  • 2.4 billion people – that’s about 1/3 of the global population – still do not use a basic toilet (have access to improved sanitation)
  • 946 million people—or 1 in 7 people worldwide—do not have access to any toilet, and are forced to go out in the open (practice open defecation).
  • 9 out of 10 people who practice open defecation live in rural settings

Child Health & Nutrition:

  • 50% of all cases of undernutrition are associated with repeated diarrhea or intestinal worm infections as a direct result of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Close to half of all child deaths are related to undernutrition and suboptimal feeding practices
  • Nearly 1,000 children die every day from diarrheal diseases linked to a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene.

Safety on the Spot

November 16th, 2015

Safety Data Sheets: Click Here

Here at Johnny on the Spot, we realize the work we do is potentially hazardous.  We strive to comply with exceed the on-site safety expectations of our customers to minimize the risk of injury.

All of our employees are subject to, and abide by, our comprehensive incentive based safety program.

Safety Program Highlights

  • Incentivized safety bonus / award program to encourage a safety oriented corporate culture
  • Random truck inspections prior to drivers leaving the facility
  • Regularly scheduled Site Safety Audits at all branches
  • Full D.O.T. and OSHA compliance
  • Periodic ride-a-longs and surveillance by management
  • Daily Route Check-Ins with supervisors at the end of every day to ensure there are no safety challenges in the field and if so how to address them properly
  • Safety Committee / Accident Review Board to maintain compliance and accountability
  • Quarterly Tailgate Meeting driver speakers
  • Monthly safety meetings to educate employees
  • Timely accident review by committee –  Accident Review Board
  • Random truck inspections
  • Training programs for all on-boarding employees
  • Continuous education program to update employees on regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Maintained and updated safety plan available for all employees

“We’re proud of the culture of safety we have built here.  Through our commitment to the safety of our employees and yours on-site, Johnny on the Spot has built a reputation as the company to trust for all of your project starts.”
– Jack O’Hayre, President & CEO & Jesse Thompson, Board Member

The Luxury Portable Toilet Guide for DIY Brides

October 27th, 2015

One of the major wedding trends in outdoor events is Do It Yourself, also known as DIY.  D-I-Y styling by the wedding party lends a personal touch that can make a wedding truly special for family and guests.  Johnny on the Spot has seen many examples of DIY designs at weddings for portable restrooms and Luxury Restroom Trailers.

There are many DIY Guides online that you may find helpful, including this article from Buzzfeed titled “32 Totally Ingenious Ideas For an Outdoor Wedding”.  Instead of keeping guests confined in a single space during the after-wedding party, other guests can stay at smaller party tents placed somewhere near the reception pavilion. Some wedding planners even use these party tents to dress-up portable restrooms, while the enclosed spaces serve as separate functional or entertainment areas.

D-I-Y brides or wedding planners, use tents with side flaps to camouflage the Porta potties by placing the units at the flapless backside, with each unit slightly inserted inside the gaps created by the tent poles. That way, only the doors of the Porta Johns are visible, while the rest of the portajohns remain hidden at the back and outside the tent. The overall effect that one must aim to achieve is to make the arrangement inside the tent look like the lounge of a lobby or a foyer by placing lounging chairs, ottomans, reading materials, coffee tables and a table with packets of ready-mix coffee, tea bags, or even a beverage dispenser and some pastry treats.

Also brides and wedding planners can uniquely decorate the inside of Luxury Restroom Trailers with gift baskets and other amenities provided for guests.

However, it is important that the D-I-Y bride or the wedding coordinator hire a reliable portable restroom company such as Johnny on the Spot. Johnny on the Spot even has Restroom Attendants which will service the toilet units to keep them clean and odor-free, they should give advice on how to dress up the temporary restrooms without hampering their cleaning or maintenance tasks. Portable restrooms and Luxury Restroom Trailers from Johnny on the Spot nowadays are in the form of upscale sanitation facilities that can add pizzazz to an outdoor wedding event.

Johnny on the Spot has over 45 years of experience with providing portable restrooms to weddings and keeping guests and most importantly, the bride happy on wedding day in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.  You can rely on your Johnny on the Spot representative to provide you with the highest quality, cost-effective and efficient portable toilet solution for your special event. Contact Us Today.

Luxury Restroom Trailers – Details Matter

October 8th, 2015

Are you hosting an exclusive outdoor event? As you know, there are a million different details to attend to when hosting a big event such as a wedding, gala, charity auction or even a large public event like a concert or festival, ranging from ensuring adequate parking, to vendor management and ensuring you’ve not only got enough concessions, but that they’re thoughtfully placed throughout the venue. One detail you don’t want to overlook, however, is sanitation.

Right, I know what you’re thinking. Who wants to talk about that?! Isn’t it enough to rent a big line of porta johns and be done with it? And sure, you can go that route if you want to, but if you’re trying to make this the best, most memorable event you can, why not take time to do it right? Why not take the time to ensure that literally every detail and every aspect of your event is as good as it can possibly be?

Pearl VIII Luxury Restroom Trailer

There aren’t many companies that deal in Luxury Restroom Trailers in the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, but if the details matter, then you owe it to yourself to check out the offerings by Johnny on the Spot, and here’s why: Not only do they offer A.D.A. Accessible luxury restroom trailers, but they also have five different models for you to choose from. Something to fit every budget!

The Emerald series is the base model of Johnny on the Spot portable restroom trailers, but make no mistake, even this model is heads and shoulders above what you see at most outdoor events. Each coach has two fully functioning rest rooms, outfitted with solar panels, sinks with running water, heating and air conditioning, and remember, this is the most basic of the luxury models!

Emerald Wedding

If you want something a little more posh and perfect for public events such as festivals, concerts and more, then the Sapphire Series might fit the bill. It’s got all the features of the categories below it, plus its own on board water supply, plus a baby changing station for guests with newborns. The vanity mirrors are larger, it’s got generous indirect lighting, and wide steps leading up to the facilities, but if that’s still not enough, Johnny on the Spot makes one more for you to consider.

Sapphire Vanity

It could be that you’re looking for something even more luxurious, you could step up to the Pearl series. Our Pearl Series provides a modern, elegant feel & comforting amenities throughout! The Pearl Series features spacious stalls with floor to ceiling six panel doors for maximum privacy, porcelain foot flush toilets, white wall hung waterless urinals, stainless steel sink basins with hands-free automatic faucets, simulated hardwood laminate flooring, simulated marble countertops & climate control for comfort during any season. Tiled accent walls are featured in the Pearl Series and complement the warm, neutral interior design scheme making it extremely inviting for all guests!

Pearl VIII Women's Toilet

The Diamond Series has it all. This unit is designed specifically for weddings and other black tie functions that happen to be held outdoors.  The Diamond Premiere Series includes the Diamond X Premiere and Diamond VI Premiere and features Luna Winter laminate walls, dockside simulated wood flooring, espresso wainscoting, molding, chair rails and solid, six panel doors. The Diamond X Premiere has many accents inside with brushed nickel fixtures and vibrant artwork that create a true high end atmosphere your guests will undoubtedly treasure!  In short, the Diamond Series makes you forget you’re at an outdoor event by bringing you all the comforts of a home, and then some!

Diamond X Premiere

If you want your outdoor event to be truly memorable, forget about normal portable restrooms and look for a company that can offer you real luxury restroom trailers like Johnny on the Spot, because details matter!

Temporary Fencing to Meet NJ / NY/ PA Code Enforcement

October 2nd, 2015

The Code Enforcement and Administration Department of many cities, including New York City, Philadelphia, Jersey City and more require all construction site owners to install a temporary fence that will render the premises safe and protected. Temporary fence rental companies like Johnny on the Spot are well aware of this requisite; hence, they make certain that they provide and deliver the best fencing solutions to their customers.

A construction site may be for a commercial or residential project. In both cases, a temporary enclosure has to be installed to ensure the safety, not only of the general public, but also of the workers. This is one reason why the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), is likewise involved in the enforcement of the fencing regulations.

Providing the temporary enclosure for a residential project in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania is easier to meet. The laws do not specify the style or material of the fence, but only the required height and bottom space-width. Moreover, a fence is being required only if an in-ground swimming pool will be added as a house improvement.

The fencing requirements in commercial job sites are more extensive, since the construction projects are usually located in New York or Philadelphia’s busy streets and thoroughfares. In view of this, there are additional prerequisites before a temporary fence rental is regarded as suitable and adequate. Some attachments to the perimeter fencing are being required, in order to enhance the safety and protective features of the enclosure.

Chain Link, Barricade and Plastic Jersey Barrier

OSHA has stricter rules, as it requires perimeter fencing for building sites where overhead work takes place and in which heavy equipment is being utilized. Moreover, the fence must be entrenched in the ground and should stand at least 8 feet tall in height. This stands in contrast to the 4 feet height requirement in residential job sites.

Another important feature of the enclosure for construction areas is the installation of a self-closing gate. This should be strongly secured by a tamper-proof lock once the working hours are over, to prevent any unauthorized entry in the site's premises. A tamper-proof lock for that matter is one which can withstand acts of forced-entry such as lunging, wrenching, hammering or even picking of the security device.

Building sites are known generators of particulate emissions coming from the construction materials stored within the premises. To minimize, if not totally prevent materials like cement, sand, stone, silica and ashes, from being wind-blown outside the site's vicinity, the temporary fence should be equipped with screens that serve effectively as dust barriers.

Temporary fence rental companies in NY, NY (NYC) and PA also have sandbag or water-filled barriers to offer customers. These are supplementary barriers being put in place to augment a temporary enclosure. The bags serve as water run-off filters to prevent heavy sedimentations from being carried off toward ditches, streams and other nearby bodies of water.

New York and Philadelphia construction owners are being held responsible for any failure to comply with these requirements. Reputable suppliers of temporary fence rental equipment owe it to their customers to provide the best fencing and barrier solutions.

The Johnny on the Spot Difference Whiteboard Video

September 22nd, 2015

Johnny on the Spot, your source for portable restrooms and temporary fencing in the Northeastern United States including NJ, NY, PA & CT has released a whiteboard video to educate current and potential customers on the benefits of The Johnny on the Spot Difference.

Click below to watch!

Click to view the Johnny on the Spot Difference Video!

Below is the script for reference:

Welcome to Johnny on the Spot, LLC – your source for portable sanitation and temporary fencing services in the Northeastern United States.

If you’re viewing this video, chances are you need services for an upcoming construction project, special event, sports season or your business location. We know it’s easy to get wrapped up in the “it’s just a portable toilet” or “who is the cheapest provider” mindset. For this reason, and more, we introduce you to the Johnny on the Spot Difference; and how it impacts you, your guests, your employees, the environment and your bottom line.

{Quality equipment} All portable restrooms may APPEAR to be similar – plastic walls, floor, roof, some chemical inside a plastic toilet. We are here to warn you, not all portable restrooms are created, or more importantly, maintained equally. Johnny on the Spot uses only the finest restroom equipment and supplies, ensuring an immaculate, like new restroom is delivered each time, guaranteed. How does that happen? Each restroom, construction or event grade, undergoes a rigorous 25 point inspection at our state of the art maintenance facilities beginning with a thorough cleaning and includes quality checks like painting or replacing floors and doors. Supervisors approve equipment pre- delivery and delivery technicians give the final seal of approval after positioning the fully stocked restroom at your site. This level of detail is unmatched and the key to a positive portable restroom experience at YOUR site!

{Scope of Equipment} With over 40 different rental models to choose from, we have the solutions to meet your site needs and budget. We carry everything from A.D.A. Accessible Restrooms and High End Luxury Restroom Trailers to Chain Link and Barricade Fencing. One call to Johnny on the Spot for all of your temporary site needs means you will save time, and money!

{Service} In an industry where the best and worst providers are separated by less than a dollar per day, reliable service IS the difference maker.  Fast response times and providing unparalleled service by uniformed technicians arriving in clean, cutting edge service vehicles is the foundation of our business. Our professional customer support team is courteous and equipped to address any of your sales or service needs. Our clients demand excellent service and we love providing it!

Our rental inventory isn’t only clean, it’s green too! We use recycled paper products, environmentally friendly chemicals, low emission service vehicles and we even recycle our plastic restrooms!

Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to learn about the Johnny on the Spot Difference!

The Johnny on the Spot Solution for OSHA Regulations

September 14th, 2015

You may be wondering: what does a portable toilet have in common with OSHA, right?  All outdoor work, either agricultural or construction (including building or road crews) all falls under the auspices of the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA has been charged with establishing guidelines regarding the health and safety matters, including sanitation provisions for outdoor workers. And that's exactly where the porta potty comes into play.

What is OSHA?

OSHA is an agency within the United States Department of Labor. It was created by the Congress under the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970. Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatality by issuing and enforcing standards for workplace safety and health.

OSHA Portable Toilet Johnny on the Spot

OSHA Guidelines Regarding Portable Toilets

The OSHA guidelines for portable restrooms are simple to follow, very sensible and are strictly enforced. Here are the ten highlights that are strictly enforced by the OSHA agency.

Here are the official rules that pertain to portable restrooms and hand washing under OSHA 1915.88:

General requirements.
The employer shall provide adequate and readily accessible sanitation facilities.
The employer shall establish and implement a schedule for servicing, cleaning, and supplying each facility to ensure it is maintained in a clean, sanitary, and serviceable condition.
Non-potable water.
The employer may use non-potable water for other purposes such as firefighting and cleaning outdoor premises so long as it does not contain chemicals, fecal matter, coliform, or other substances at levels that may create a hazard for employees.
The employer shall clearly mark non-potable water supplies and outlets as "not safe for health or personal use."
General requirements. The employer shall ensure that sewered and portable toilets:
Provide privacy at all times. When a toilet facility contains more than one toilet, each toilet shall occupy a separate compartment with a door and walls or partitions that are sufficiently high to ensure privacy; and
Are separate for each sex, except as provided in (d)(1)(ii)(B) of this section;
The number of toilets provided for each sex shall be based on the maximum number of employees of that sex present at the worksite at any one time during a workshift. A single-occupancy toilet room shall be counted as one toilet regardless of the number of toilets it contains; and
The employer does not have to provide separate toilet facilities for each sex when they will not be occupied by more than one employee at a time, can be locked from the inside, and contain at least one toilet.
The employer shall establish and implement a schedule to ensure that each sewered and portable toilet is maintained in a clean, sanitary, and serviceable condition.
Minimum number of toilets.

Number of employees
of each sex
Minimum number of toilets
per sex
1 to 15
16 to 35
36 to 55
56 to 80
81 to 110
111 to 150
Over 150
1 additional toilet for each additional 40 employees.

Note to Table F-2 of § 1915.88: When toilets will only be used by men, urinals may be provided instead of toilets, except that the number of toilets in such cases shall not be reduced to less than two-thirds of the minimum specified.
Portable toilets.
The employer shall provide portable toilets, pursuant to paragraph (d)(2)(i) and Table to paragraph (d)(2) of this section, only when the employer demonstrates that it is not feasible to provide sewered toilets, or when there is a temporary increase in the number of employees for a short duration of time.
The employer shall ensure that each portable toilet is vented and equipped, as necessary, with lighting.
Exception for normally unattended worksites and mobile work crews. The requirement to provide toilets does not apply to normally unattended worksites and mobile work crews, provided that the employer ensures that employees have immediately available transportation to readily accessible sanitation facilities that are maintained in a clean, sanitary, and serviceable condition and meet the other requirements of this section.
Handwashing facilities.
(Learn more about Johnny on the Spot’s Handwashing Solutions, including running water sinks and hand sanitizer stands!)

Hand Wash OSHA Sink
The employer shall provide handwashing facilities at or adjacent to each toilet facility.
The employer shall ensure that each handwashing facility:
Is equipped with either hot and cold or lukewarm running water and soap, or with waterless skin-cleansing agents that are capable of disinfecting the skin or neutralizing the contaminants to which the employee may be exposed; and
If the facility uses soap and water, it is supplied with clean, single-use hand towels stored in a sanitary container and a sanitary means for disposing of them, clean individual sections of continuous cloth toweling, or a hand-drying air blower.
The employer shall inform each employee engaged in the application of paints or coatings or in other operations in which hazardous or toxic substances can be ingested or absorbed about the need for removing surface contaminants from their skins surface by thoroughly washing their hands and face at the end of the workshift and prior to eating, drinking, or smoking.
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When showers are required by an OSHA standard, the employer shall provide one shower for each 10, or fraction of 10, employees of each sex who are required to shower during the same workshift.
The employer shall ensure that each shower is equipped with soap, hot and cold water, and clean towels for each employee who uses the shower.

Which can be summarized as:

-Number of porta potties necessary is based on the number of workers and must be available to all workers.

-There must be an equal number of porta potties available for men and women.

-Every portajohn must have doors high enough to offer privacy.

-Water for waste disposal has to be kept separately from portable water for the work site.

-Portable restrooms (or other bathroom facilities) must be available at all times for workers at a work site.

-Washing facilities must be made available, and soap must be available at all times to prevent potential health problems (most, if not all porta potty companies offer this service as well).

-Porta potties must be kept clean and hygienic.

-Adequate supplies of toilet paper must always be available.

-The porta potty must have adequate ventilation and entry doors must lock from the inside in order to provide maximum privacy.

-If the porta potty cannot be easily positioned due to uneven ground or other reasonable obstacle, than a porta potty must be located within easy vehicular access.

Types of Work-Site Portable Restrooms

Johnny on the Spot’s portable restrooms all meet OSHA Guidelines, including restrooms that meet soap and water hand washing requirements and even A.D.A. Accessible options!
Portable Toilet Hand Wash OSHA Johnny on the Spot

Additional Porta Potty Guidelines

Beyond OSHA specifications, some states and local governments have additional guidelines that must be followed. For businesses requiring porta potty services, it is always encouraged that a portable restroom business such as Johnny on the Spot be contracted. Johnny on the Spot is experienced in all requirements, and of course should be more than pleased to make sure that your business is following all applicable regulations when you utilized their services.

Temporary Fencing for Home Construction

September 10th, 2015

Are you a contractor in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or Connecticut who is worried about the security of your construction site?  Now that the home construction market has picked back up, you may be receiving more work than you can handle and are enjoying record profits.  But one day you come to your job site and your materials and equipment are gone.  Unfortunately this is a common occurrence, but there are solutions such as Johnny on the Spot Temporary Fencing.

The National Equipment Registry has release data revealing that billions of dollars of construction equipment and supplies are stolen annually which does not account additionally for the value of supplies like copper wiring and other metals.  The theft of copper alone is the cause of nearly $1 billion in losses to businesses yearly and according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), builders lose over $4 billion annually total nationwide. According to LoJack, New Jersey is 5th and New York is 10th in the nation when it comes to equipment theft, creating costly concerns for contractors and home builders.  This means higher expenses for builders who have to pass the cost of theft on to home buyers.  The NAHB estimates that home builders should add about 1.5% to the total price of the average new home to offset costs related to vandalism and theft.

Johnny on the Spot Temporary Fencing Philadelphia

Johnny on the Spot Temporary Fencing in Philadelphia

Here are ten ways to help prevent theft on your job sites:

  1. Rent a Fence with Johnny on the Spot to close up your site, making it harder to enter and remove equipment and supplies.
  2. Hire security guards to protect the site overnight and also consider renting a portable guard shack like the Johnny on the Spot Lookout Guard Station.
  3. Have a lock down area for tools and supplies and make sure to lock up equipment and perimeter before your crew leaves for the night.
  4. Remove all keys from the site at night and do not share information on where spare keys are kept.
  5. Run background checks on employees and other contractors and subcontractors on site because many thefts are inside jobs.
  6. Install lighting timed to turn on at night.  Jobsite theft generally occurs at night and keeping the area well-lit may act as a deterrent.
  7. Take down all of the serial numbers on your equipment and tools and keep accurate inventory of your supplies.
  8. Prosecute to the fullest extent to send a message to any other potential thieves and vandals.
  9. Order materials to come “just in time” delivery to minimize the quantity of valuable materials left on site. According to an NAHB survey about jobsite theft, 86% of builders practiced just-in-time delivery.
  10. Take out insurance on your project to cover your equipment, materials and tools in case of theft or vandalism.

Construction Site Temporary Fence

Home Builder Site Temporary Fence

Contractors in New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Pennsylvania (PA) and Connecticut (CT) depend daily on Johnny on the Spot temporary fencing to secure their sites.  Johnny on the Spot offers:

  • Amazing bundle discounts on portable restrooms with Temporary Fencing at the same site!
  • No long-term contracts for rentals; one month minimums with pay-as-you-go pricing means you never pay for more than you need - no lump sum quotes, no surprises
  • Save money with a 15% discount on 12 month pre-paid rentals
  • Fair rental policies: 50% final month rent refunded if fencing removed before the 15th
  • Free site inspection/measurement performed by a Johnny On The Spot technician**

How Many Portable Restrooms Should I Rent?

September 3rd, 2015

While planning an event or project, people need to consider the need for proper sanitation for their guests and workers. There are specifically six questions that if answered incorrectly, could have a major impact on the success of the event or work project. If an event does not have the appropriate number of porta potty rentals, long lines can ensue, causing guests to waste their time waiting to relieve themselves, rather than enjoying the event. Also, during a work-project, employees may waste more time and money because they are waiting in line rather than working.

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When people call for portable toilets or temporary restrooms, one of the first questions we get is – how many portable toilets for my event or work project will I need? There are several factors that need to be considered:

How many attendees do you expect?

It is important to perform an estimate about the number of guests that will attend during the upcoming event. If you are are trying to estimate how many portable toilet rentals you need for a work site or event to order, the appropriate measure is by employees.

How long will the event last?

In addition to the quantity of potential bathroom goers, the total length of time of event is also a significant factor. Every two hours of event time may require additional portajohn rentals

Johnny on the Spot Portapotty Usage Chart

PSAI Portable Restroom Usage Chart

Click here to view the PSAI Usage Chart to see how many restrooms your event will need.

Will alcohol be served at an event?

If alcohol is being served then it is important to note that people typically tend to find the need to relieve themselves more often. As a result, additional Johnny on the Spot portable restrooms may need to be placed at the event.

What level of physical activity is involved?

When there is a high level of activity during an event or work-site, there is a tendency for patrons and employees to drink more liquids. This consumption of liquid causes each group to find the need to relieve them more often. This will result in more activity at porta potties, thus requiring people to rent more porta potties to avoid long lines.

Are 50% or more of the guests women?

If 50% or more of your guest or workers women it is suggested to add an additional facility like Johnny on the Spot’s Celebrity Restroom which features flushing toilets, foot pump sinks, hand towels, soap, waste paper baskets, mirrors, welcome mats, artificial flowers, solar lights, coat hooks and perfumed fragrance and vents to minimize unpleasant odors.

Celebrity Portable Restroom by Johnny on the Spot

Do I need to accommodate persons under the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A)?

You may have to provide accommodations for persons with disabilities under the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A) or state or local law.  Johnny on the Spot provides 100% A.D.A. compliant restrooms that feature convenient flat, ground level entry for easy access without a ramp, non-skid flooring and toilet assist bars, larger interior offers maximum wheelchair maneuverability and the roomy interior is perfect for parents with small children at events.

To learn more about ADA portable restroom specifications and requirements, please click here for more information about the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A).

Johnny on the Spot provides job-site restroom rentals, commercial bathroom rental and temporary toilets for construction sites and permanent locations to the NJ, NY, PA and CT area. Johnny on the Spot is committed to providing you with the finest portable sanitation service in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. With state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, great value, quality products, and the utmost concern for our customers’ needs, Johnny on the Spot guarantees your total satisfaction. Not all portable toilets are the same. Experience the Difference!

Luxury Restroom Trailers for Event & Wedding Planners

August 26th, 2015

Outdoor gatherings such as weddings are often largely attended affairs, as the venues can accommodate a greater number of people. A large turnout often spells success, especially if the event is for a fund-raising purpose. Event planners, however, should focus their attention not only on how to please the crowd but also in assessing the risks associated with outdoor venues. That way, the enjoyment, safety and well-being of the attendees and guests are assured, even if the event will be held for several hours.

Wedding Luxury Restroom Trailer

Aside from crowd-control and security of guests, food safety is another important issue to which utmost attention is given when drawing up plans in managing risks. Running water is usually limited, if not available, especially in restroom or temporary kitchen facilities. In fact, one of the most overlooked aspects in planning for an outdoor event is the provision of a separate sanitation facilities with running warm water for the food handlers. This is one way to ensure that those tasked to serve and handle the food, the containers, dining wares and utensils can keep themselves sanitary while performing their tasks throughout the event.

Still, planners should also consider the type of portable commode to provide, since it's a must to have the most efficient sanitation facility in mitigating any potential risk.

  1. A Luxury Restroom Trailer is regarded as more hygienic for this purpose and will pass inspection for food handlers with running hot water.  Unlike portable restrooms (also known as portapotty or portajohn), restroom trailers have flushing toilets and running water systems. In fact, there are even portable restroom models like the Celebrity Restroom in which the water for hand-washing and toilet flushing are dispensed by way of foot pumps. Regardless of the amenities included, putting in place a separate restroom facility for the food handlers or catering crew, can minimize, if not eliminate the possibility of bacteria being transferred in the food area.
  2. Luxury bathroom trailers for special and high-risk guests in an outdoor event will increase the security measures in place. The trailers can be stationed near the stage and apart from the regular restroom trailers assigned to other show performers and participants. That way, security aides will not encounter difficulties in escorting their respective wards. Aside from keeping celebrity guests and well-known figures away from unruly fans or from social newshounds, these VIPs will be accorded with the best sanitation facility befitting their importance and stature.
  3. An A.D.A. Accessible event bathroom trailer is the best portable sanitation provision for attendees with handicap and special needs. This type of portable commode is designed according to the specifications prescribed by the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is to ensure that the A.D.A. attendees can move about with relative ease and safety while inside the restroom.
  4. Luxury Restroom trailers from Johnny on the Spot will truly wow your guests with the most prestigious level of comfort and convenience available!  The Elite Coaches line by Johnny on the Spot features amenities such as large lighted vanity areas, heating and air conditioning, hot and cold running water, a stereo sound system, skylights, liquid hand soap and hand towels.  For example, the Diamond Premiere Series comes in 6 and 10 station models featuring features Luna Winter laminate walls, dockside simulated wood flooring, espresso wainscoting, molding, chair rails and solid, six panel doors. The Diamond X Premiere has many accents inside with brushed nickel fixtures and vibrant artwork that create a true high end atmosphere your guests and workers will undoubtedly treasure!

Diamond X Premiere

Elite Coaches, a division of Johnny on the Spot, LLC., is one of the largest providers of luxury restroom trailers servicing the Northeastern United States. Our extensive line of equipment ranges from modest to magnificent with the perfect portable sanitation solution for any occasion. With over 45 years of experience and customer satisfaction, we cordially invite you to Experience a Gem!  A staple at outdoor special events in NJ, NY, PA & CT, Elite Coaches has become a trusted business partner to many event planners, caterers, supply/rental companies and various venues.

Johnny on the Spot Celebrates 2nd Annual World Portable Sanitation Day

August 13th, 2015

Johnny on the Spot World Portable Sanitation Day

Johnny on the Spot, LLC (JOTS) is proud to celebrate, in conjunction with the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI), the 2nd annual World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD), recognized on August 15th.

The goal of WPSD is to raise awareness for sustainable sanitation on a global scale and promote the benefits that portable restrooms provide to people and our environment. The awareness campaign is highlighted by several key elements including:

·         The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 2.6 billion people (roughly a third of the world's population) lack access to adequate sanitation.

·         Portable restrooms save an estimated 125 million gallons of water daily.

·         Portable restrooms help protect natural resources from contamination.

·         Portable restrooms provide sanitation to an estimated 200 million victims of natural disasters each year, where access to existing sanitation systems has been compromised.

Johnny on the Spot is embracing World Portable Sanitation Day by sharing the benefits of portable sanitation with clients and asking others to share information regarding WPSD through the company’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

"World Portable Sanitation Day is a significant step in raising awareness for the sanitation accessibility issues that exist around the world," said Jack O’Hayre, President & CEO of Johnny on the Spot, LLC. "The portable sanitation industry has experienced a remarkable transformation over the last 40 years with respect to equipment and efficiency. We plan to be at the forefront of this progressive movement for many years to come, in the United States and abroad."

Johnny on the Spot, LLC. (A Dubin Clark Portfolio Company), headquartered in Old Bridge, NJ provides portable sanitation and temporary fencing rentals to construction, special event, seasonal, recreational and permanent location clients in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Since being founded in 1969, JOTS has been revered amongst its peers as one of the nation's most progressive portable sanitation providers. Featuring a state-of-the-art facility, top-quality rental products, cutting-edge service vehicles, professional staff, reliable service from tenured technicians, and innovative rental equipment, JOTS has established itself as an industry and community leader. To learn more about JOTS, please visit

The Barricade Fencing Guide by Johnny on the Spot

August 11th, 2015

Organizing events requires a lot of planning and you do not want to forget about the essentials. Barricade fencing is a necessity for any event that is expected to have large crowds to ensure that it runs smoothly and efficiently without any problems.

What To Use It For:

  • Controlling crowds at large events
  • Providing pedestrian safety
  • Directing pedestrian traffic
  • Sectioning off special areas at events such as VIP Sections
  • Events such as parades, concerts, outdoor bars, races, carnivals and more
  • Restricting access to the area such as at construction sites
  • Promotion purposes by advertising on the panels

They can be used for your short term or long term needs and provide the best security for your requirements. They are an ideal way to keep control over the crowds of people you will be expecting at big events. Make sure people stay out of dangerous areas such as at construction sites or other areas of danger. By using barricade fencing you will ensure people know to stay out of the area and keep them out.

Barricade Fence on NJ Beach

Choosing Your Barricade Fencing

The type of fencing you will need depends on many different factors. Often fencing is ordered to meet the specific requirements of the event, so you need to know your requirements before placing an order.

Consider the following:

  • The type of event
  • The location of the event
  • The size of the event i.e. how many people are expected to attend
  • The budget of the event
  • Who is expected to attend the event i.e. celebrities or ordinary people

Once you know all of the above, choosing the type of barricade fencing you require will be much easier. You can decide on how strong the fencing needs to be, the size and the amount. That will make the ordering process much quicker and more efficient.

A good option for barricade fencing is the type often referred to as the bike rack or pedestrian barrier. These are offered by Johnny On The Spot and tend to be more durable as they are built from galvanized steel. Their lightweight makes placement simple and makes them easy to manoeuvre. This means that if you are expecting to have to move the barriers post delivery, it is something that you can easily do yourself. They are also ideal for providing the opportunity to provide additional exposure to sponsors. Simply hang on signage to the panels for excellent promotional opportunities. Interlocking panels will ensure that once your barriers are set up they will keep your crowds in place.

Barricade at NY Bar

So if you are planning on organizing a large event that will be expecting big crowds, then ordering barricade fencing is an important part of the process. Don’t forget to consider your needs and requirements for the fencing, as this will make ordering the fencing much easier. You will also ensure that you end up with the best quality fencing for the event you are organizing. Do not be left with the wrong type of fencing as this could have an impact on the safety of the people attending the event. Make your event a success and avoid any potential dangers.

Johnny on the Spot Acquires Horizon Portable Restrooms: The Company’s Fourth Acquisition In Two Years

August 5th, 2015

Johnny on the Spot Acquires Horizon Portable Restrooms

John J. O’Hayre, Chief Executive Officer of Johnny on the Spot, LLC ("JOTS"), in conjunction with its capital partners, Dubin Clark & Company, Inc. and Balance Point Capital Partners, recently announced the acquisition of Horizon Portable Restrooms ("Horizon").

Horizon Portable Restrooms, formerly a division of Horizon Disposal Services (now a Mercer Group International subsidiary), was established in 2007 as a complementary service to its already successful solid waste division. Boasting a strong customer base in Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, Horizon quickly became a formidable portable sanitation provider, particularly in the construction and seasonal markets.

“Horizon was a respected competitor for years, gaining many attractive clients in just eight years. We are excited to introduce the Johnny on the Spot Difference to these newly acquired clients,” says Jesse Thompson former president and now Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for JOTS. “We are also pleased to report that many Horizon employees have opted to remain with JOTS, including the long time sales manager at the firm, Rich Rivera. Our goal is to build on the successes of Horizon through refining the level of customer service provided and broadening the product scope to allow for more options to suit particular needs.”

Horizon clients are being assured a smooth transition in all aspects which is the result of a tremendous amount of planning. “Communication, technology and an industry best staff are critical components to successfully acquiring a company like Horizon during the portable sanitation peak season,” Thompson notes. “Our team was equipped and ready to take on the challenge, which will benefit employees and clients equally.”

The Horizon acquisition marks the second such strategic venture in the summer of 2015 for JOTS. On Site Johnny (Hackensack, NJ) was acquired by JOTS in late June 2015 and has provided enhanced density in the already strong Bergen County, New Jersey portable sanitation market for the company.

Johnny on the Spot, LLC (JOTS), founded in 1969 and headquartered in Old Bridge, New Jersey, is a leading provider of portable restrooms, luxury restroom trailers, temporary fencing and other temporary site services in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. JOTS has been revered amongst its peers as one of the nation's most progressive portable sanitation providers with state-of-the-art facilities, top-quality rental equipment, cutting-edge service vehicles, professional staff, tenured service technicians and a strong commitment to the communities served. To learn more about Johnny on the Spot, please visit or call (800) 491-5687.

The Wedding Day Portable Restroom Guide by Johnny on the Spot

July 22nd, 2015

Your wedding day is quickly approaching and you have making sure all the finer details are in place so that their special day goes off without a hitch for months now.  Between narrowing your guest list, writing out invitations, booking a venue and maybe even renting a tent for an outdoor venue you may have forgotten to provide sanitation for your guests. You can keep your guests (particularly the in-laws) and yourself happy by letting Johnny on the Spot handle everything when it comes to restrooms.

Emerald Restroom Trailer at Wedding

Emerald Restroom Trailer at Wedding

You likely have at least a rough estimate on the size of your wedding and with that number a knowledgeable Johnny on the Spot representative can help guide you to the appropriate restroom solution for your big day. Besides the Standard portapotty, Johnny on the Spot has upscale Celebrity portable restrooms and Luxury Restroom Trailers to truly WOW your guests.

A major part in your decision is knowing how much space you have for restrooms. Being able to comfortably fit in portable restrooms at your event is crucial for the enjoyment of your guests. When choosing where to place your portable restrooms, it is important that they are placed on dry and level ground; our experienced technicians can perform a site visit beforehand so that placement is in the best possible manner for your wedding party.

Celebrity Portable Restroom

Celebrity Portable Restroom

Once you have an idea of how many guests and the space that you have, you can choose which type of portable restroom you can go with.  Johnny on the Spot offers special event restrooms including the Celebrity restroom which features a flushing toilet and foot pump sink, A.D.A. Accessible Restrooms for guests in need of accommodation and Luxury Restroom Trailers which feature air conditioning and heating, Cool White LED lighting, stereo systems, flushing toilets, running water, vanities, mirrors and many other features.  The most luxurious and aesthetically pleasing Luxury Restroom Trailers in Johnny on the Spot’s Elite Coaches line are the Diamond Series and Pearl Series.  There are even A.D.A. Accessible trailers to accommodate your guests in comfort.

Diamond VI Premiere Vanity

Diamond VI Premiere Vanity

If you are ready to transform your next event into a luxurious and unforgettable experience, receive a Free Quote today from Johnny on the Spot on our convenient Mobile Form or speak with one of our representatives immediately at (800) 491-5687.

Johnny on the Spot is one of the largest providers of portable restrooms, luxury restroom trailers and temporary fencing servicing the Northeastern United States servicing New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Our extensive line of equipment ranges from modest to magnificent with the perfect portable sanitation solution for any occasion. With over 45 years of experience and customer satisfaction, we cordially invite you to Experience the Difference!

5 Reasons Why You Need Temporary Fencing at Your Construction Site

July 17th, 2015

Not sure whether you want or need to use temporary fencing for your construction sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut? If you don’t have much experience when it comes to running such projects, finding the right combination of options can be a little bit of a nightmare. In this quick overview guide, we’ll give you 5 reasons why going for temporary fencing could be the right move for your business.

Chain Link, Barricade and Plastic Jersey Barrier

Reason 5: Protect Staff and Visitors

The most important benefit of fencing is in how it improves the onsite safety of the premises, both for your employees as well as site visitors. The last thing you want is to have the additional headache of worrying about whether someone is going to wander into a no-go area and get hurt. Construction sites aren’t always the safest, so having the right precautions in place will avoid loads of stress.

Reason 4: Protect Your Site

Temporary fencing not only protects individuals that are near or in your site, but it also provides a safeguard for the site itself. For example, theft from construction sites can be a huge problem, especially if you’re developing in a high crime area.

In addition, damage to your assets (whether accidental or not) is also a possibility. Installing temporary fencing will dissuade potential wrongdoers and will also clearly mark areas where people should not enter in CT. Having a simple deterrent in place can make the difference between a successful project and one ridden with issues.

Reason 3: Follow State Health and Safety Requirements

Most states have very specific health and safety requirements. These are usually quite easy to adhere to, but you’re going to have to make sure you read the small print just to make sure you’re not missing anything. You don’t want a potentially expensive lawsuit to land on your company’s lap.

Installing temporary fencing in NJ usually ensures that your site ticks a couple of state health and safety requirement boxes. It highly minimizes the chances of injury, so it’s well worth doing.

Reason 2: Temporary Notices

Fences are useful in that they’re very easy to turn into multi-purpose objects. You not only can bar access to certain areas, but you can also use the space to place advertisements or notices for employees and visitors. These are particularly useful if you’re running an open house event on your construction site in PA, for example when showing potential investors their options.

Reason 1: Cost Effective

Temporary fencing makes it possible to give your NY construction site safety and security at a low cost. Johnny On the Spot has a variety of options, with different sizes and rental terms to suit any business requirement. You can even get yourself a one-month deal if that’s all you need. You can also take advantage of exclusive Bundle Discounts for ordering temporary fencing with portable restrooms.  Johnny on the Spot even offers Plastic Water Filled Jersey Barriers!

If temporary fencing sounds like what you need for your site, why not fill out a Mobile Quote online or give us a risk-free call at (800) 491-5687? We’ll go over your options and we can even give you a free site inspection to find the right fit for your business.