Reliable Chemotherapy Waste Management
When it comes to hazardous waste disposal, cytotoxic waste is a top concern for healthcare providers developing their healthcare waste management plan at chemo waste disposal hospitals. Daniels provides the first reusable containment system for Chemotherapy Waste in the United States, along with clinically engineered solutions that minimize cross-contamination. With growing adoption of the USP800 standard and concerns around staff and patient risk management, more healthcare facilities are looking to Daniels for safer, sustainable and cost-effective disposal of trace chemotherapy waste.
Reduce Costs and Environmental Impact in trace chemotherapy waste disposal
Daniels offers the most secure chemotherapy waste solutions for trace and bulk chemotherapy waste in the United States. Daniels' safety-engineered containers for the collection of sharps and soft chemotherapy waste are designed to protect staff and patients from cross-contamination and content retrieval. We take management of infectious waste very seriously. Our reusable Chemosmart container was the first chemotherapy waste containment system in the United States to eliminate the need for plastic bags, liners and secondary-packaging. This efficiency, and the elimination of disposable containers, dramatically reduces overall cost, landfill burden and environmental impact. As a service provider, Daniels delivers:
- Cradle to Grave waste management | our people, our trucks, our responsibility. No third party services
- Transparent Contracts and Pricing | no hidden fees, we design a service schedule around your needs
- Single provider for all waste streams | we manage disposal and treatment of all healthcare waste streams
- All sized facilities | from small oncology centers to multi-state hospitals, we can service you
- Second to None Customer Experience | we are absolutely focused on you! Meet our people
Safety continues outside the hospital
Transported in custom transporters to minimize contamination and sterilized through a robotic washing process that achieves an unprecedented level of cleanliness and bacterial load reduction, Daniels is the industry leader in the safe collection, transport and treatment of chemotherapy waste, or cytotoxic waste, and chemo-contaminated sharps. Ahead of NIOSH's introduction of the new USP 800 regulations, Daniels has partnered with multiple hospitals and facilities to implement its Chemosmart system for the compliant disposal of all exposed PPE and trace residues of the newly classified drugs.
With over 30 years experience in healthcare, Daniels Health has the healthcare waste solutions, licensing and compliance expertise to protect the safety risk exposure and regulatory responsibilities of all sized healthcare facilities in the management of Chemotherapy waste. All Daniels oncology products and solutions are designed to minimize infection transfer risk, ensure user safety, and maximize handling and movement efficiencies. We know that it’s not always easy to understand federal and state codes and regulations with chemotheraphy waste disposal. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing support and resources for chemotheraphy waste disposal and management. Daniels Health will offer advice with the disposal of waste after chemo to ensure you remain in compliance.
Chemosmart, the reusable Chemotherapy container
Stop paying for disposable containers going to landfill
Did you know, Daniels Health offers the only true reusable container for chemotherapy waste in the United States? Currently the only DOT container approved for transport, the Daniels Chemosmart eliminates box and container purchasing, assembly, bagging and boxing, cost of landfill and associated risks. Daniels Chemosmart series of containers have set a new benchmark of safety, sustainability and security in an oncology setting.
Infection Prevention and Waste | A new paradigm
Rethinking how medical waste impacts the clinical environment
We talk about hand-hygiene, we talk about “touches” and the spread of infection, what we don’t talk about is the impact waste in a patient environment has on infection control. Bins being wheeled from ICU through to a loading dock, static containers that never undergo high-pressure wash or sanitization, open-lidded bins in patient wards. At Daniels, we are rethinking what clinical means when it comes to sharps disposal, pharmaceutical waste security, and medical waste management
Daniels Industry-Leading Chemosmart
33% Reduction in Waste Volumes & Associated Costs
In every disposable container, approximately 33% of the total volume of the container when full is plastic from the container itself! With Chemosmart this means you will:
1. No longer be sending 33% of each container’s plastic volume unnecessarily to landfill
2. No longer pay for disposal of 33% of volume additional to the chemotherapy wastes generated.
3. No longer pay for plastic liners, outer packaging, procurement or container disposal costs
4. No longer have risks associated with spills, cross-contamination or penetration. Containers designed by clinicians with industry-leading safety and security features.
Why Reusable Sharps containers are better for the environment
As healthcare facilities across the United States increasingly focus on reducing the environmental impact of their waste streams (and as environmental impact regulations increase), it is vital to understand the difference between disposing of sharps, chemotherapy and pharmaceutical waste in ‘reusable’ containers, and disposing of them in ‘disposable’ or ‘recyclable’ containers.
Daniels Education Services
Partnering to improve safety, segregation and cost optimization
Daniels employs a blended learning approach to education that accommodates multiple learning styles. Versatile and intuitive, our education platforms serve not only to impart knowledge, but also to inspire conscious and actionable disciplines in day-to-day practices. Through education posters, one-on-one training, e-learning modules and group education, we impart our expertise in healthcare waste management to help you reduce your costs and minimize environmental impact.
Clinically Engineered Products
"Partnership in Sustainability..."
Here at Centegra we are all about our future footprint concerning our environmental waste, this is where Daniels Health and Centegra become a very good match. Centegra’s working relationship with Daniels has been very professional throughout the years. One of the outstanding points that comes to mind is the reliability that Daniels has proven time and time again.Tammie Johnson, Cumberland Medical Center, Crossville, Tennessee
Daniels impact on efficiency...
Switching to Medismart saved our organization nearly $13,000. We also reduced the non-productive time that my staff had been spending switching over disposable sharps containers, and the number of trips for one of my staff members to pick up RMW containers, by 50%. That allowed us to focus more on the cleaning of the hospital in other areas.Steve Egbert, CHESP, General Manager, Sodexo, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
Daniels onsite field service team deliver services including auditing, right size container selection, and adjusting frequencies; this has made a significant difference in reducing EVS labor assistance by 99%. For our EVS Department, this allows us to reallocate hours back into improving performance outcomes. I cannot say enough about my positive experiences with Daniels Health.Jeff Selby, EVS System Director, TriHealth, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Protects our staff, our patients..."
I could not have asked for a better transition to a product. The Daniels Sharpsmart collector allows us to protect our staff, our patients and our visitors as well as our environment.Jack Rupert, Director of Environmental Services, University of Louisville Hospital
Why I Rely on Daniels
Daniels manages our full medical waste stream. I would recommend Daniels to both large and smaller facilities. Daniels Health collectors are by far the safest sharps and medical waste containers, and have a very ECO friendly impact on the environment.Judy Fernandez, EVS manager, Valley Health
Daniels Optimizes our Facility...
Daniels Health and Rollins Brook Community Hospital have a good working relationship. For Sharps, RMW waste and pharmaceutical solutions, both Daniels and the hospital are ECO friendly and work well together.Stan Elkins, EVS & Facility Coordinator, Rollins Brook Community Hospital
"Increased Staff Satisfaction..."
Since Daniels took over our sharps removal in mid 2005, the level of staff satisfaction throughout this facility has increased significantly.Joseph Rizzo, Environmental Services, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, USA
Summary of Risks in the management of chemotherapy waste
Management of chemotherapy waste can be a long and involved process, which may be inefficient and not environmentally sustainable.
- Many health facilities do not get to the root cause of why they have ineffective practices for managing chemotherapy waste leading to escalating costs.
- Understanding the end to end process for managing chemotherapy waste is key to unlocking the benefits of a compliant, safe, eco-friendly and cost effective system.
- Many health facilities implement chemotherapy waste solutions without clear segregation guidelines; this results firstly in large volumes of waste being produced and going unnecessarily to landfill, and secondly propogating an adverse impact of chemo waste disposal on the environment.
Face an increase risk of spillage and infection
- Typical industry practices of using single-use sharps and chemotherapy waste containers for the collection of chemotherapy waste, increases risk of spillage and infection transfer due to the flimsy nature of a single-use container that has no built-in seals to enclose contents in case of incident.
With all the different type of chemotherapy waste, staff don’t know where each type of waste should go.
- There are a number of subcategories for chemotherapy waste: trace chemotherapy waste, bulk chemotherapy waste, listed hazardous waste or characteristic hazardous waste that may be difficult for staff to navigate.
- The different types of chemotherapy waste can confuse staff and result in poor segregation waste practices
- Without formal training and a simple system to segregate waste, there can be substantial unnecessary costs incurred by a health facility in segregating waste.
Not sure how new USP 800 will affect you? USP 800 is a NIOSH guideline that has specified drugs across three different classes/tables that require clinicians to wear PPE when administering for their safety, and such waste needs to be disposed of through incinceration.
How Can Daniels Help?
World-class clinically designed reusable containment systems optimized for safety, sustainability and efficiency.
Proven cost-reduction initiatives | 30% reduction in operating costs, 65% decrease in labor.
Experts in state and federal regulatory compliance | We navigate the red tape for you.
Clearly segregated solutions for trace and bulk chemotherapy waste, compliant labelling and expert training to facilitate correct disposal.
Safety and Infection Minimization is achieved through clinical products, washing and sterilization, and the provision of expert advice in placement and training.
Proven success rolling out solutions for the new NIOSH guidelines across multiple hospital facilities.