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Stericycle’s Decontamination and Emergency Response Services During the Pandemic

Apr17
Keeping employees safe in the Covid-19 Pandemic
By: Jeff Barger

Our customers’ health and safety have always been our top priority, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve taken measures to ensure we’re doing everything to keep that promise to your business and customers. Two essential components of that commitment are decontamination and hazardous waste removal.

Equipped with high grade personal protective equipment, our decontamination service team is prepared to make your business’ premises – whether a retail store, distribution center or manufacturing site –  as safe as possible. All Stericycle personnel have undergone extensive training, enabling them to respond to sites for COVID-19 decontamination, including HAZWOPER training in accordance with (29 CFR 1910.120), respiratory protection training in accordance with (29 CFR 1910.134) and have completed the COVID-19 virus training that is available on SEMS LMS.

In addition, as always, hazardous waste must be packaged, transported and disposed of in accordance with strict procedures and guidelines. Stericycle Environmental Solutions’ combination of specialized personnel, processes and equipment is designed to safely transport and dispose of virtually any waste type – including medical waste – in any quantity. With 13 RCRA Part B permitted Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities, and more than 30 permitted 10-day transfer stations, our team is equipped to deliver the most appropriate hazardous waste disposal method for every client, while meeting all regulatory and sustainability goals.

As one of the first companies approved to respond to the Ebola outbreak, Stericycle is uniquely experienced to implement decontamination measures to reduce the spread of infectious disease, including COVID-19. We follow strict protocols and exclusively use products that have been certified in destroying the virus. During this unprecedented time, we are here to help keep you, your business and your customers safe.

Click here to learn more about our decontamination services, and here to learn more about our hazardous waste removal solutions.