Chemotherapy Disposal

Reliable and simple 
service solutions for 

Chemotherapy Waste Management

 

With the first reusable containment system for Chemotherapy Waste in the United States, and clinically engineered solutions that minimize cross-contamination, more healthcare facilities are looking to Daniels for safer, sustainable, cost-effective chemotherapy waste solutions. 

 


 

Daniels offers custom solutions for trace and bulk chemotherapy waste with safety-engineered containers dedicated to sharps and soft waste. Our reusable Chemosmart solution is the first containment system in the United States to eliminate the need for plastic bags and cardboard boxes. This efficiency, and the elimination of disposable containers, dramatically reduces overall cost, landfill burden and environmental impact. 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 leading the way in safe disposal and treatment of chemotherapy waste. 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 has the solutions, licensing and compliance expertise to protect the safety risk exposure and regulatory responsibilities of healthcare facilities in the total 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.

The most environmental and cost-effective chemotherapy waste solution in the United States

IMMEDIATE COST REDUCTION

Stop paying to throw away bags, boxes and disposable containers; our reusable containment systems eliminate excess waste and the procurements costs associated with purchasing single-use containers

POINT OF USE DISPOSAL

Save time and labor by disposing and segregating waste at point of generation. Our reusable containers eliminate labor associated with box assembly and remove the need to double-package for transport. 

LEAKPROOF CONTAINERS

Our clinically designed containers have built-in seals which minimize odors and prevent leaking of any free-flowing liquids

MINIMIZE INFECTION TRANSFER

Mobile cart and foot pedal operation accessories enable point-of-generation waste disposal, alongside our rigorous 6-stage robotic wash and sanitization process to minimize infection

REUSABLE AND ECO FRIENDLY

Choosing reusable dramatically reduces the volume of plastic and cardboard being disposed in landfill

SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE

We don't take risks with safety. Daniels Chemosmart containers are the only DOT containers approved for transport and inpenetrability, and have inbuilt safety mechanisms to protect staff during use.

"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

"Reduced Labor..."

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.

EVS System Director Jeff Selby

TriHealth, Cincinnati, Ohio

"The transition was seamless..."

The transition from a disposable to reusable sharps container was seamless. Daniels worked through the difficult task of exchanging containers in our very busy trauma/acute care facility professionally and efficiently.

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 the environment.

Judy Fernandez (EVS manager)

Valley Health

"A safer environment..."

Daniels takes care of our sharps waste stream for Provena Mercy Medical Center. We are very happy with the service that Daniels provides in supplying and changing out our containers, the Sharpsmart reusable containers are a step in the right direction for a safer environment. Both Daniels and the hospital are ECO friendly, so that itself is a good match

Joyce Ocasio (EVS Manager)

Provena Mercy Center

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

"Always friendly..."

I find Daniels service simple and easy to use. The OPS team is very personable and professional along with being very well trained, and I really like the customer service team simply because they are always reachable and always return my call within a reasonable amount of time. My questions are answered in a timely fashion and they are always friendly.  

Javier Cruz (Director of EVS)

Blythedale 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

"Saves us time..."

Daniels' premium service saves us time, so we can concentrate on other duties. Mary Washington is very concerned about being ECO friendly, so with that being said, we work well together being cautious of our environment.

Everett L Cannon (Assistant Director Environmental Service)

Mary Washington Hospital

 

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 guideliness that results firstly in large volumes of waste being produced and going unnecessarily to landfill and secondly propogating an adverse impact on the environment. 

 

Face an increase risk of spillage and infection

  • Typical industry practices of using single-use 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.

What's the process

We understand that your time is valuable, so we don't waste it. Our simple, hassle-free approach ensures your needs are met quickly and efficiently.

Assess your needs

A Daniels consultant will contact you directly to understand your current program and assess your needs.

Customize your solution

Daniels expert team will work with you to customize a solution unique to your facility requirements.

Approve and commence service

A quote will be generated for your approval, following which Daniels will immediately commence servicing your facility. Our flexible services can be adjusted as your needs change.