Home Health Organization Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Stericycle provides home health organizations an array of safe and compliant solutions to manage regulated medical waste and compliance requirements. 

Stericycle is the trusted partner to thousands of home health organizations across the U.S.

Stericycle enables home healthcare organizations to maintain regulatory compliance by providing regulated medical waste management and compliance solutions that protect people and brands, promote health and well-being, and safeguard the environment.

Home health organizations require empathetic employees and dedicated care providers to focus on delivering a range of healthcare services to patients for an illness, injury, or end of life care within the comfort of their home. While this is not the traditional workplace, these organizations must also maintain a safe and compliant environment for their employees.

We appreciate the important role you play in maintaining the health and well-being of your patients by providing skilled nursing care and overseeing health related issues, whether you are a registered nurse, personal support worker, or an administrator. We also understand the effort it takes to handle the different regulated waste streams, while running an environment where home healthcare employees are up-to-date with regulatory requirements. 

We customize our solutions for your needs, whether you are part of a larger network of home healthcare providers serving patients nationally, or a local independent home health organization supporting members of the community. Furthermore, we also offer you the convenience to safely dispose of your regulated medical waste as you care for your patients within their homes.

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Home Health Organizations

Our solutions offer a variety of safe, secure, and compliant container options for the following types of waste generated in your facility. 

Biohazardous Medical Waste

Stericycle Biohazardous Medical Waste Solutions provides home health organizations with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of regulated waste generated from in-home care.

We recommend all regulated medical waste or red bag waste, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, or PPE, be disposed of safely in marked containers and stored for pickup.

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from infusion therapy, blood tests, or vitamin injections.  

We recommend all sharps waste such as needles, or other sharps waste contaminated with blood or tissue, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe. Our flexible service options allow you to choose from a full-service sharps disposal solution or a self-service mail back solution. 

Streamline the collection and disposal of sharps waste with our disposable sharps containers that can be easily managed along with biohazardous or “red bag” waste for disposal. 

Easily collect and dispose of small quantities of sharps with our self-serve mail back kit that includes a pre-paid shipping box and return labels for your convenience. 

Pharmaceutical Waste

We provide your patients (ultimate users) with mail back envelopes for disposal of unused consumer medications including pills and liquids.

Trace Chemotherapy Waste

Stericycle’s Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal Solutions enable you to safely dispose of chemotherapy waste generated from treatment on animals.

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, undispensed products, IVs, needles and syringes, personal protective equipment, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups be properly segregated, packaged, labeled for safe pickup and marked for incineration.

Confidential Information and Documents

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction service provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving patients or other administrative tasks that contain patient protected health information or confidential information, such as patient names, addresses, or phone numbers. 

We recommend all confidential information be locked in secure consoles prior to being securely shredded with Shred-it.

Biohazardous Medical Waste

Stericycle Biohazardous Medical Waste Solutions provides home health organizations with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of regulated waste generated from in-home care.

We recommend all regulated medical waste or red bag waste, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, or PPE, be disposed of safely in marked containers and stored for pickup.

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from infusion therapy, blood tests, or vitamin injections.  

We recommend all sharps waste such as needles, or other sharps waste contaminated with blood or tissue, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe. Our flexible service options allow you to choose from a full-service sharps disposal solution or a self-service mail back solution. 

Streamline the collection and disposal of sharps waste with our disposable sharps containers that can be easily managed along with biohazardous or “red bag” waste for disposal. 

Easily collect and dispose of small quantities of sharps with our self-serve mail back kit that includes a pre-paid shipping box and return labels for your convenience. 

Pharmaceutical Waste

We provide your patients (ultimate users) with mail back envelopes for disposal of unused consumer medications including pills and liquids.

Trace Chemotherapy Waste

Stericycle’s Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal Solutions enable you to safely dispose of chemotherapy waste generated from treatment on animals.

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, undispensed products, IVs, needles and syringes, personal protective equipment, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups be properly segregated, packaged, labeled for safe pickup and marked for incineration.

Confidential Information and Documents

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction service provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving patients or other administrative tasks that contain patient protected health information or confidential information, such as patient names, addresses, or phone numbers. 

We recommend all confidential information be locked in secure consoles prior to being securely shredded with Shred-it.

Recommended Compliance Solutions Requirements for Home Health Organizations

Our regulatory experts have served home health organizations across the U.S. and understand the importance of safety and medical waste compliance protocols. 

Stericycle’s suite of Steri-Safe® Compliance Solutions enable you to easily manage your HIPAA and OSHA compliance requirements in formats that suit your home health organization’s needs. From online solutions to in-person step-by-step guidance, we will help nurses, personal support workers, and administrators stay compliant.

On-Site HIPAA and OSHA Expertise

Our HIPAA and OSHA experts will visit on-site to train your staff and conduct a HIPAA Privacy & Security Gap Analysis and a 150-point mock-OSHA facility evaluation to help you identify your risks of non-compliance and provide you with actionable recommendations.

Centralized Online Training

Access online trainings for the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communication Standards as well as HIPAA regulations. Our Online Training Center allows you to assign trainings to staff and track completion, so you can easily maintain compliance.

On-Demand Compliance Resources

Unlock a variety of HIPAA and OSHA compliance resources, including our database of over 10M Safety Data Sheets (SDS), customizable OSHA Safety Plan Templates, HIPAA Privacy and Security Manuals, and HIPAA Policy Templates to remain compliant. 

Compliance Training Requirements for Home Health Organizations 

*Remember to consider state regulatory requirements as compliance requirements may vary.

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HHS OCR: Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, DOT: Department of Transportation

Questions about your waste and compliance requirements?
Contact your local Stericycle compliance specialist today.

Why Stericycle?

When you choose Stericycle, you are selecting a partner with the resources to work with and stand by you when things are easy and when they are hard so you can focus on what matters most – the health and well-being of your patients and the safety of your employees. 

Industry Leader

Industry leader with over 30 years of experience managing the collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of regulated waste.

Regulatory Experts

Customizable solutions with one partner managing regulated medical waste streams, HIPAA and OSHA compliance, and secure information destruction.

Customized Solutions

Reliable on-time service delivered by a nationwide network of treatment facilities, state-of-the-art fleet of trucks, proprietary real-time tracking systems, and qualified service operators.

One Partner

Dedicated team of on-site and off-site regulatory experts and online customer portal, MyStericycle.com, featuring a breadth of on-demand compliance trainings, tools, and resources.

Customer Service

Seamless customer experience delivered through easy onboarding, convenient online account management, and accessible client support.

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