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Stericycle Overview: Coronavirus Response and Services

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Last updated 8/13/2020

Cindy Miller - CEO, Stericycle Inc. Our knowledge center is intended to keep you informed on the latest guidance for Coronavirus (COVID-19) waste disposal. It also contains information on how we plan to keep serving you reliably, including changes we are making to keep our employees, our customers and their patients, and our communities as safe as possible in the process.

With over 30 years of experience partnering with healthcare organizations, we recognize the importance of continuing to serve you reliably, safely, and compliantly during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Be assured we have taken measures to continue to provide you industry-leading guidance and service. 

We’re in it together and we always have been.

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  • 30+

    Years Experience[1]

  • 4

    Government Affairs and Regulatory Professionals[2]

  • 200

    Full-Time Environmental Health and Safety Professionals[2]

  • 7,250

    Regulatory Inquiries Handled in 2019[3]

  • 240K

    Steri-Safe Safety Courses Completed Each Year[4]

  • 99.7

    Percent On-Time Service[5]

  • 50+

    Stericycle Owned Medical Waste Treatment Facilities[6]

  • 1,530

    Permitted Medical Waste Trucks in North America[6]

  • 1.8B

    Lbs Medical Waste Properly Managed[7]

1) Founded in 1989, Stericycle has over 30 years of experience; 2) North America for all business units as of 3/14/2020; E&HS number approximate 3) Approximate; 4) Approximate; Internet-based OSHA and HIPAA content for Steri-Safe customers; 5) Based on missed stops report for medical waste YTD through September 2016; 6) North America; Internal engineering data as of 3/14/2020; 7) 2016 data; includes Pharmaceuticals from all customers including retailers;

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