Sharps Disposal

Reusable, innovative sharps containers and sharps disposal services

 

With Daniels' Sharpsmart "the world's safest sharps container" clinically proven to reduce needlestick injuries by up to 87% and provide an environmentally friendly alternative to disposable sharps containers, more healthcare facilities are choosing Daniels to protect their staff and patients in the handling of sharps waste.

 


 

Asking yourself, "Where is sharps disposal near me?" Ask no more!

We started with a vision that a safer sharps container could deliver significant reductions in healthcare worker exposure to needlestick injuries and improve overall healthcare waste management. We are as passionate now about safety as we were over 30 years ago when we began. Today the Daniels Sharpsmart sharps container is globally recognized as the safest sharps container in the world, boasting the greatest reduction of needlstick injuries ever recorded in modern literature. Backed by multiple peer review studies, and countless case studies from our healthcare partners, the Sharpsmart sharps container is quite simply the only sharps container in the world designed with adequate safety features to protect healthcare workers from container-associated sharps injuries.  

 

Sharps waste management is not just about a sharps container, it's about a total solution 

While we have the best sharps container in the world... we didn't stop there. Supporting Daniels sharps containers is a robotic washing system that processes every container after use and achieves a 106 log reduction in bacterial load, together with a suite of mounting, movement and location accessories that ensure containers can be seamlessly moved without risk to healthcare staff, and utilized at the point of patient care thereby minimizing risk in sharps disposal. Learn more about our robotic washing processes in our blog! Daniels Health is licensed to handle the collection, transport and destruction of sharps across the US, and our operational staff are supported by a compliance team who manage all state and federal regulations that pertain to the management of sharps waste. As a company, Daniels Health are positioned and committed to providing the safest, most environmentally responsible, and most efficient healthcare waste management solutions in the United States. 

 

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The safest and most environmentally responsible sharps management system

SAFETY

Designed in collaboration with clinicians, the Sharpsmart has 13 unique safety features which protect staff and patients in the handling and disposal of sharps waste; with global recognition in peer review journals, it is regarded as the safest sharps containment system in the world. 

IMMEDIATE COST REDUCTION

Dramatically reduced costs by customized scheduling, reduction in needlestick injury management, larger container options for volume efficiencies, and eliminating the need to purchase and dispose of single-use containers. 

POINT OF USE DISPOSAL

Save time and labor and minimize infection transfer risk by disposing and segregating sharps waste at point of generation. Daniels range of accessories include wall mounted or mobile solutions to ensure safer handling at point of care. 

LEAKPROOF AND TAMPERPROOF

Anti-tamper mechanism and odor lock seals ensure contents are sealed from spillage and unauthorized access. The Sharpsmart containers' robust build makes them inpenetrable from protruding needles. 

REUSABLE AND ECO FRIENDLY

Choosing reusable collectors instead of disposable dramatically reduces the volume of plastic and cardboard being sent to landfill

SPACE OPTIMIZATION

Daniels mounting and movement accessories are engineered to optimize space, overcome logistical challenges, provide bulk movement and storage of sharps collectors, and enable point-of-use disposal without the collectors ever touching the ground. 

  • "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
  • Daniels Service "Can't be Beat"

    The program has been extremely successful by reducing our needle stick injuries by 50% and Daniels' service capability can’t be beat. We are a two hospital system and have enjoyed our decision and success, and will continue to use Daniels Health.

    Paula J Fasick, Director of Materials Management, Upper Chesapeake Health
  • "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
  • 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
  • "Customer Service Stands Out..."

    Daniels' customer service is what stands out in my mind.  If we call for a special request of containers, Daniels is right on the request and taken care of.  That does not even mention how great the containers are. I would definately recommend Daniels

    Ali Obaidallah, EVS Manager, Jackson Park Hospital
  • "Reduces our footprint..."

    We take pride in improving our environmental footprint; this is one of the reasons we selected Daniels Health for medical waste removal services. Daniels technology reduces our waste footprint and needlestick injuries. Our working relationship with Daniels has been simple, reliable and easy for the hospital. I would readily recommend Daniels to other healthcare facilities.

    Bill Brandow, EVS Director, Anniston Regional Medical Center

 

Summary of the risks associated with managing Sharps Waste

 

OHS threats for staff

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 62-88% of all sharps injuries can be prevented by the use of safer medical devices.
  • Sharps can be contaminated with differed micro-organisms and can be contaminated with blood borne viruses such as Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV) and Hepatitis B and C.
  • Sharps can cause injury through cuts and puncture wounds
  • Sharps pose a risk of infection or injury if they penetrate the skin

 

Non-compliance with regulations

  • Fears of HIV and other infections have led many healthcare workers to pursue legal action for compensation for a disease acquired at work.
  • Even in cases where diseases have not been transmitted, healthcare workers are successfully suing for compensation for the emotional distress experienced while waiting for test results.

 

Cost Overruns

  • Each sharps injury costs on average in 2022 $4,352.
  • One study found the cost to an average hospital of sharps injuries was $25,000 per year.
  • According to the American Hospital Association, one case of serious infection by bloodborne pathogens can soon add up to $1,000,000 or more in expenditures for treatment, testing, lost time, and disability payments.
     

 

How Can Daniels Help?


World-class clinically designed sharps container disposal 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. 

Safety and Infection Minimization is achieved through clinical products, washing and sterilization and expert advice in placement and training.

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.