Stericycle is proud to provide Sharps Management Service (SMS) to our customers.
SMS successfully provides safe, convenient, eco-friendly, and cost effective reusable sharps management services to hospitals and other high volume waste generating facilities across Canada. SMS help customers comply with medical waste regulations and laws, reduce staff exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and dramatically improve their carbon footprint.
Our Sharps Management Service Can Help You Reach Your Goals
SMS streamlines the process of collecting and disposing of sharps by utilizing reusable containers. In high volume areas, such as hospitals, a Stericycle Service Technician proactively exchanges sharps containers before they fill preventing potential exposure to needle stick injuries. Stericycle’s reusable containers can also be utilized at your offsites to standardize across the health system. Stericycle helps eliminate the staff responsibility of ordering and monitoring sharps container inventory. Customers of Stericycle’s Sharps Management Service can experience the following benefits:
Increase Safety & Regulatory Compliance
Sharps management through a proactive collection 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 needle stick injuries from disposal within 1 year of implementing our program.
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 needle stick injuries and reducing regulated medical waste expense. Concentrate on providing patient care while SMS proactively manages your sharps management program, inventory and supply transport.
Peace of Mind
Stericycle’s reusable containers undergo rigorous testing to ensure our containers are compliant and meet all necessary standards for the countries in which we service.
When 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. All containers are inspected for quality assurance after cleaning.
Stericycle’s nationwide coverage and redundancies in staff, equipment, and processing facilities ensures uninterrupted service. This enables peace of mind. 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 sharps containers?
One SMS reusable container replaces 600 disposable sharps containers. Longer container life cycles = more uses, less energy consumed, and less waste.