The Daniels Difference

 

  • We provide medical waste containers designed by clinicians for clinicians! 
     
  • All containers sanitized through a world-leading robotic washing / decontamination process. 
     
  • It is our drivers and our trucks that will service your facility, no third party hauler risk
     
  • We are up front with our costs and transparent with our contracts 
     
  • Scheduling that supports your practice – you pay only for what you need
     
  • Eliminate disposal-related needlestick injuries with our advanced sharps safety systems 
     
  • Eliminate the purchase, disposal costs and landfill of one-time-use disposable containers

Solutions

  • Regulated Medical Waste Services 
     
  • Biohazardous Sharps Services 
     
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Services 
     
  • Chemotherapy and Hazardous Waste Services 
     
  • Onsite and online compliance and education

 

Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Missouri

 

The state of Missouri sits in the middle of the USA. The “Show Me” state is home to 3 of America’s greatest rivers – the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio. It’s also the birthplace of Dr Pepper, ice tea and Budweiser. The French created Missouri’s first permanent settlement - Ste. Genevieve. Today this national landmark historical district, nestled on the west bank of the Mississippi is still revered for its “French colonial” style architecture, gardens and narrow streets. Other popular cities include Kansas City, Springfield, Jefferson City, the state capital and of course St Louis, the home of Gooey Butter Cake and St Louis-style pizza. 

 

While in St Louis it’s hard to miss the state’s most iconic attraction, The Gateway Arch, standing at 630ft. It’s the tallest man made monument in the US, built to represent the city’s role in the 19th century as the “Gateway to the West.” The state is also abundant with natural beauty. The famous Ozarks lie to the south; while the raging Mississippi River runs along the eastern edge of the state and it’s extensive underground cave networks inspired its nickname of “The Cave State.” Missouri was also home to some of America’s most celebrated writers such as Laura Ingalis Wilder, famous for “Little House on the Prairie.” Poet T.S. Eliot, Mark Twain, who brought the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn to life, and the granddaddy of Rock’n’Roll Chuck Berry, who wrote many of his chart topping hits in St Louis.

 

Recently Missouri has been working towards improving their public health infrastructure, due to higher than average rates of obesity and hypertension. This has lead to an increase in healthcare facilities, hospital services and research at institutions such as the School of Medicine at Missouri University. Where there are healthcare facilities, there is medical and biohazardous waste. The management and disposal of this waste is regulated by the Missouri Department of Health and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. In addition to these regulations Missouri is also one of the states covered by OSHAs federal rules.

 

Missouri defines infectious waste as “waste capable of producing an infectious disease because it contains pathogens of sufficient virulence and quantity so that exposure to the waste by a susceptible human host could result in an infectious disease,” hence this waste is required to be treated before disposal. Those responsible for generating this waste must also complete an infectious waste treatment certificate to accompany its disposal journey. In addition to this, any untreated medical waste is required to be placed in semi-rigid or rigid, sealed, leak resistant containers clearly displaying the “Biohazard Waste” symbol and labeled with “Infectious Waste” or “Biohazard Waste”. Compliance with these laws is mandatory, which is where we come in.

 


 

We Live in Healthcare

Daniels Health has over 3 decades of experience in the US healthcare sector, playing a vital role in every step of the healthcare waste management process, from cradle to grave.

We take care of logistics and compliance. Our national service fleet is over 100 trucks strong and each vehicle is fitted with state of the art GPS tracking technology. While all of our drivers complete the state and federal required training including DOT, PPE and HIPPA. One of the key Daniels differences, is we protect the process from generation to disposal. You can rely on us to take full responsibility for the security of your medical waste, as we don’t involve any third parties. All of our facilities are outfitted with security cameras and Bondtech full vacuum steam autoclaves as part of our ongoing commitment to treat all medical and biohazardous waste in a responsible way. Saving you time and money, while reducing landfill.

 

How is the Daniels Approach so different? 

Well… firstly we don’t offer you a cardboard box for your medical waste collection (revolutionary, we know!) but it’s a little bit more radical than this. Let us show you how the Daniels Difference will cause you to systematically rethink the effectiveness and safety of your healthcare waste collection, training and handling:

 

Medical waste Containers with inbuilt safety and security features

Daniel healthcare waste containers were designed in tandem with clinicians who live in healthcare. Each container has inbuilt safety and security features, unique color coding and compliance-based labelling, and both our sharps and medical waste containers have been pressure tested to prove they are shatterproof, leakproof and puncture-proof (that’s a lot of proofs!!!)

 

We help you position for safety

To reduce risk of sharps injuries, cross-contamination, and infectious pathogen transfer, it is imperative that sharps and medical waste containers are able to be positioned at the point of patient care. Daniels works with your facility to understand movement, recommend the right mounting and mobile accessories, and help you with container positioning within your facility to optimize segregation potential (ensuring compliance, reduced environmental impact, and reduced costs).

 

We train and educate you to segregate better.

Our passion is to make healthcare safer, and this simply is not achieved by providing you with a container and dropping a memo to say that our truck will be pulling up to collect your medical waste on this date…. If this was all we do, we would simply be a medical waste courier! Our clinical and compliance team has designed education resources to help you segregate better, reducing your costs and reducing the volume of waste going to landfill. Our training educates your staff on the risks associated with medical waste handling, safety in sharps disposal, and the differences between waste streams to ensure that your facility is in full compliance.

 

We want you to reduce your costs, not increase them

We promise a few things. Transparency in pricing, the best quality and value known to man, and no clever contracts that mysteriously increase in price year over year! This is a partnership. But more than this, we will also work with your facility to reduce (in some cases eliminate) your medical waste volumes. Through segregation, the provision of reusable sharps containers, and better training, we see significant waste volume and risk reductions with every facility we work with.

 

Our solutions will dramatically impact sharps injury risk

One of the biggest occupational risks of healthcare facilities is the risk of their staff being stuck with a needle. Daniels clinically designed sharps containers have been proven to reduce needlestick injuries by up to 87%.

 

We will grow with you

If your needs change, our solutions will adapt. If your waste volumes increase or decrease or you add a new site or need to add a new waste stream – we will partner with you to ensure that the pickup schedule is right for you. If your facility has to close or relocate – we will work to you to ensure that we can change or close out your contract without penalties. Life changes, we get it!

 

Our people are wonderful!

Not to say that other companies don’t have great people! But… we think ours are exceptional. As a company and a team, we are very clinically focused. We’re not waste-focused. We want to help you drive clinical outcomes, not just act as a courier that picks up your red bags from a cleaning cupboard or loading dock! Our people live by our vision of making healthcare safer, and are focused on delivering a superior customer experience, because we know that everything we do every day either enhances or detracts from your ability to deliver an excellent standard of patient care.


 

Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Missouri.

Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.

 

855 251 2655         Request a quote      

 

 

Missouri State Resources & Requirements

Missouri EPA

11201 Renner Blvd.

Lenexa, KS 66219

913 551 7003

Missouri Department of Health

912 Wildwood 

Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 

573 751 6400

Waste Classification

Infectious waste means waste capable of producing an infectious disease because it contains pathogens of sufficient virulence and quantity so that exposure to the waste by a susceptible human host could result in an infectious disease. 

Infectious waste includes but is not limited to:

  • isolation wastes
  • sharps
  • blood and blood products
  • pathological wastes
  • cultures and stocks of etiologic agents
  • other contaminated wastes from surgery and autopsy
  • contaminated laboratory wastes
  • dialysis unit wastes
  • discarded biological materials known or suspected to be infectious

Storage Requirements

Missouri state requirements mandate:

Prior to transport, all infectious waste shall be placed in rigid or semi-rigid, leak-resistance containers clearly marked with the universal biohazard symbol prominently displayed and labeled Infectious Waste or Biohazard Waste and sealed. All containers shall be closed in such a manner as to completely contain all waste and the outside of the container shall be kept free of contamination. Containers meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1030 are acceptable.

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