What Does GAP Stand For?
If you are in the agriculture business, you probably are already aware of the new agricultural guidelines for portable restrooms, portable sinks and portable hand sanitizers. If you are not familiar with these practices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires that a collection of principles known as “Good Agricultural Practices” (GAP) 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, it is necessary that…
- 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 toilet/restroom/field sanitation facilities are clean. They are properly supplied with single use towels, toilet paper, and hand soap or antibacterial soap and potable water for hand washing.
- All toilet/restroom/field sanitation facilities are serviced and cleaned on a scheduled basis.