Increase Safety & Regulatory Compliance
Sharps management minimizes staff exposure to sharps injuries, from the site of patient care through proper disposal — a critical directive to ensure a safe healthcare environment for all employees.
Our sharps reusable containers reduce the risk of injuries during disposal through the use of a vertical drop lid, requiring no manual intervention by staff. 98% of customers surveyed have reduced needlestick injuries from disposal within 1 year of implementing our program.1
Control Your Costs
As the impact of healthcare reforms continues to unfold and regulatory oversight increases, hospitals need cost-effective solutions that also decrease the impact of waste on the environment. SMS provides a program to meet these demands by reducing the risk of needlestick injuries and reducing red bag waste. This allows you to concentrate on your core mission — providing patient care.
Peace of Mind
Stericycle’s reusable containers have undergone rigorous testing, exceed the American Society for Testing and Materials(ASTM) puncture standard, and are 510k approved. After the full sharps containers are transported to our processing facility, lids are removed robotically with state-of-the-art automated equipment, and the containers are appropriately disinfected before reuse. Stericycle exceeds the FDA requirements of disinfection. All containers are quality assurance inspected after cleaning.
Stericycle’s nationwide coverage and redundancies in staff, equipment and processing facilities ensures uninterrupted service. This gives you of peace of mind that in the event of an emergency Stericycle still has you covered.
Minimize Your Environmental Impact
To reduce environmental impact, the use of Stericycle’s reusable sharps containers significantly decreases the amount of treated medical waste sent to landfills by as much as 30%. One reusable container keeps 600 disposable sharps containers from reaching landfills. Reusing containers eliminates the need to manufacture new containers and helps conserve natural resources. What would your carbon footprint be with Stericycle’s reusable sharps containers?
1. Marython Associates, Inc and Stericycle data, May 2013.