Have some questions? We got you.
What if I am currently in a contract with a medical waste hauler?
What are the dimensions and weight of the TE-5000?
What power source is required?
The TE-5000 comes equipped to plug into a normal 110v outlet. The unit uses about 600W of power while heating, less than a microwave oven.
Does it need to be stored behind a locked and/or labeled door?
No. Although we suggest keeping it in your current medical waste storage room, the TE-5000 can be stored anywhere in your practice.
Who is authorized to operate the TE-5000 system?
The TE-5000 is designed with simplicity in mind, so anyone is authorized to operate the unit.
What servicing requirements exist and who is responsible?
OnSite is responsible for all repairs, maintenance, and updates to the system. The smart technology was designed to communicate service levels to OnSite’s Quality Team in real-time. If for any reason the device is not operating optimally, we are alerted and can proactively address the problem. If it isn’t something we can fix remotely, we’ll ship you a new TE-5000 right away.
How does installation of the TE-5000 work?
The TE-5000 has been engineered for simplicity. Just plug it in, flip on the switch in the back, and it’s ready to begin sterilizing waste! Our team will also conduct training prior to installation and ensure your team is ready to begin processing the waste immediately.
What happens to the waste during the sterilization process?
To meet the regulatory requirements for sterilizing medical waste, the TE-5000 raises the temperature of your RMW to 350-400 degrees for about 3 hours. This ensures that all bacteria, viruses, and spores are completely destroyed.
Can tin containers be reused after sterilization in the TE-5000?
No, all of our tin containers are single use just as your current containers are today. Once the sealing lids are locked onto the containers, the waste is secured and never exposed or accessed again. Following sterilization, tin containers should be disposed of in the regular trash.
Can I continue to use my old containers in the TE-5000?
Only OnSite’s tin collection containers can be used in the TE-5000. They are uniquely designed for the TE-5000 and it’s thermal heat sterilization process. No other containers on the market can withstand the thermal heat process without melting down and ruining the TE-5000.
Is the sterilized container recyclable?
As of now, OnSite’s tin collection containers are not recyclable and should be thrown away in the regular trash.
How will my medical waste collection process change?
For Red Bag waste, you have a few options. To process your red bag waste in the TE-5000, you can collect directly into our tin containers, or collect in small red bags and seal the bags inside of the container once you are ready to process your waste. Once collection is complete, you will lock a sealing lid on top of the container and process the waste. If your facility generates larger volumes of bio-hazardous waste, OnSite can provide hauling services with low-cost transactional pricing, optimizing your spend and your environmental footprint.