In 2015, Stericyle introduced a new disposal unit that could house both pharmaceutical and sharps waste. The comingle program being offered in the Pacific Northwest can help you increase regulatory compliance with The Joint Commission, EPA, DOT, OSHA and — specifically in the Pacific Northwest — the Department of Ecology. Internally, it reduces staff time dedicated to ordering and monitoring container inventory, increasing patient care time.
The real impact of this program can be seen through the testimonials of representatives from Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health. Both organizations have been pleased with the improvements to patient safety and the safety of their work environments since they began implementation of the comingling program.
Tools like the comingling program are a great example of the innovative solutions that WHS Industry Partner Stericyle offers WSHA members of all sizes to help simplify the complexities of waste management. Click here to learn more.
To learn more about Stericyle or any of Washington Hospital Service’s Industry Partners, please visit our website or contact Paul Unsworth at (206) 577-1806. (Paul Unsworth)