The safer, more economical, environmentally-friendly way to dispose of needles.The safer, more economical, environmentally-friendly way to dispose of needles.

The safer, more economical, environmentally-friendly way to dispose of needles.

 
 

FDA Approved & OSHA Compliant

Needle Stick Injury is a Serious Risk

  • Approximately 800,000 needle stick injuries per year*

  • An individual may incur direct costs between $500 - $3,000 per injury**

  • Needle stick injuries can cost the medical industry up to $1.2 billion annually***

  • Sharps mail back programs range between $0.28 - $0.90 per needle

    *United States, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Safer Needle Devices: Protecting Health Care Workers. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Web. | **United States. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Sharps Safety Workbook. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Web. | ***"Competition Comparison." StingerSHIELD. N.p., n.d. Web.

    Turn insulin syringes and pen needles into common household trash.

    The Sharps and Needle Destruction Device (SANDD) Mini is a sharps needle destruction device for use in the home, hospital, or clinic setting. 

     
    • Single-hand operation

    • Designed to work fast in order to blend seamlessly into your existing routine

    • Seals the syringe shut

    • Incinerates the needle sharp

    • Instant reassurance for healthcare workers

    • Eliminates all blood borne pathogens

    • Designed for more than 30,000 uses

    • Portable units incinerate 200+ needles per charge

    • FDA approved and CE marked

    • 2010/32/EU needle stick directive compliant

    • Heats to 2,500˚ Celcius / 4,500˚ Fahrenheit within 3 seconds

    • No longer need to use sharps mail back program

     

    Everyone benefits from safe needle destruction.

     

    Where could the SANDD help?

    • Retail pharmacies
    • School and company nurse offices
    • Cosmetic spas and dermatology offices
    • Offshore oil & gas platforms
    • Home health care
    • Nursing home and supervised care facilities and physician offices
    • Hospitals, clinics, dentists, and veterinary offices

    Who could SANDD help?

    • Diabetics
    • Children, elderly, pets, and families
    • Medical and clinical patients and consumers
    • Employees
    • Janitorial staff and waste management
    • Public with access to medical waste
    • Medical professionals, veterinarians, dentists
     

    If you take insulin injections...

    ...then you care about your health. Taking responsibility for safe sharps disposal shows that you also care about the health of others - your family, waste handlers, and your neighbors.

    Responsible needle disposal is a necessary task for everyone who receives insulin injections away from a health care facility. Take this responsibility seriously.

    How can insulin needles cause harm?

    • Needles on syringes have the potential to cause injury through cuts or puncture wounds.
    • In addition, needles contaminated with blood or body fluids can transmit serious communicable diseases such as Hepatitis, HIV (which may lead to AIDS), tetanus and other potentially fatal diseases.
    • Improperly discarded sharps can injure family members, waste and recycling workers, or end up places where they are a danger to the public, such as local playgrounds and public beaches.

    Do the right thing. Disintegrate your used needles! 

    SANDD is compliant with the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act which seeks to further reduce health care workers' exposure to blood borne pathogens by imposing additional requirements upon employers, such as hospitals and ASCs, concerning their sharps procedures. In particular, it requires employers to consider and implement new technologies when they update their "exposure control plan."

    From OSHA.gov:

    "...[E]mployers are required to use engineering and work practice controls to protect employees [29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(2)(i)]. The standard defines engineering controls as ". . . controls (e.g., sharps disposal containers, self-sheathing needles, safer medical devices, such as sharps with engineered sharps injury protections and needleless systems) that isolate or remove the bloodborne pathogens hazard from the workplace." [29 CFR 1910.1030(b)]. With regard to safety-engineered devices used for preventing needlesticks and other sharps injuries, many circumstances would involve the use of safety-engineered devices which are expressly manufactured to replace conventional ones (i.e., sharps with safety engineered sharps injury protections, SESIPs). These devices generally bear a manufacturer's label indicating the type of safety feature along with specific instructions for use. However, the key to preventing needlesticks and other sharps injuries is the isolation or removal of the hazard, and in some circumstances, this may be achieved by completely removing the sharp..."