Yes. If your regulators issue approval letters, we will provide a copy for your files.
Yes. Normally, the user must apply for permits to operate the system on-site. STI will work with your facility to obtain the necessary permits.
Yes. It will still be necessary to haul away Chemotherapeutic waste. You may also want to haul away pathological waste for perception purposes. Normally, both of these types of combined waste amount to 0.5% of the total Regulated Medical Waste stream.
No. Typically, the environmental service employees will roll the cart into the machine, push one button, and walk away. It is that simple.
Each time the unit dumps a waste cart, a very small (ml) amount of bleach and water is sprayed into the cart dumper. The use of bleach in the system is approved by the USEPA, FIFRA branch for compliance with the USEPA standards, and does not have a negative impact on the environment.
The waste is exposed to 215°-240°F direct steam for at least one hour.
No. The equipment shreds both the waste and the waste containers. We recommend that you use the least expensive, compliant bags available.
Yes. The STI unit may be installed indoors or outdoors. In areas where freezing is a concern, the STI system heat-traces and insulates the plumbing interconnections that are exposed to the cold temperature.
BioSAFE Medical Waste Systems estimates the cutters to last between two to three million pounds of throughput. This is unheard of in our industry. Once the cutters wear out, they are easy to replace.
The system’s life expectancy depends on how well the unit is maintained. There isn’t much maintenance, but keeping the machine clean and serviced will certainly extend its life. Rather than give an estimated life expectancy in years, we like to think in terms of throughput. To date, the oldest single system (installed in 1993) has processed well over 2 billion pounds of waste.
Use our annual waste calculator (link) to determine which size waste treatment system will best meet your needs.
BioSAFE Medical Waste Systems has a full staff of engineers dedicated to answering these questions for you, and we are able to provide you with conceptual drawings and solutions. If you would like to see what the system will look like installed at your facility, just let us know.
BioSAFE Medical Waste Systems provides detailed operator and maintenance training after each installation. In addition to this, we offer service contracts for routine maintenance, as well as a customer service staff that is on-hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our engineers are able to monitor your STI unit and make program changes from our Indianapolis headquarters so that you receive immediate attention.
Yes. The STI is commonly used to shred confidential records instead of hiring a mobile service for this purpose.