Base Camp Calculator

The Base Camp Calculator is designed to help resource planners quickly calculate the minimum quantities of critical components required for temporary life support facilities. The results will ensure compliance with OSHA Temporary Labor Camp Standard 1910.142. Use the slider below to set the population size and select the rest of the options that pertain to your camp to see the results on the right hand side. For a pdf version enter your email address and we’ll send it to you.


Input your requirements

Will the camp occupants require parking?
Is there a potable water source on site?
Is there a sanitary sewer on site?

What you'll need

Base Camp Calculator
Land Acres  
Showers Shower Heads Containerized Shower UnitsFrom Deployed Resources
  1 shower head per 10 persons per OSHA Temporary Labor Camp Standard 1910.142(f)(1)(ii)
Restrooms Toilets Containerized Toilet UnitsFrom Deployed Resources
  1 toilet per 15 persons per OSHA Temporary Labor Camp Standard 1910.142(d)(5)
Laundry Washers and Dryers Containerized Laundry UnitsFrom Deployed Resources
  1 Washing Machine and 1 Dryer per 30 persons per OSHA Temporary Labor Camp Standard 1910.142(f)(1)(iii)
Handwash Sinks Sinks Containerized Sink UnitsFrom Deployed Resources
  1 sink basin per 6 persons per OSHA Temporary Labor Camp Standard 1910.142(f)(1)(i)
Lighting Towers  
Dining Facility SQ. Feet  
Tented Housing SQ. Feet  
  A minimum of 50 sqft per person is required per OSHA Temporary Labor Camp Standard 1910.142(b)(2)
Recreation Center SQ. Feet  
Fresh Water Gallons Per Day  
  35 gallons of water/person per OSHA Temporary Labor Camp Standard 1910.142(c)(2)


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