Environmental Health & Safety

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety 

We are proud of our commitment to environmental health and safety in everything we do. Our commitment focuses on the use of life cycle thinking in product development and in manufacturing design to prevent incidents and conserve natural resources. Learn more in our Environmental Health & Safety Policy.

EHS Documentation

Environmental Health & Safety Policy

Carestream Health will conduct business in such a way as to preserve the environment and protect the health and safety of it's employees, neighbors and customers. Carestream will follow a set of “ē·co·pride” principles where: 

  • ē  - represents the environmental and the employee health and safety considerations
  • co - represents the compliance and the cost expectations
  • pride - represents how Carestream will embrace, integrate and demonstrate its obligations.

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)

REACH is a regulation managed by the European Chemicals Agency to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.

Carestream Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets for chemical products and Article Information Sheets, for items such as film, paper, batteries and equipment, contain country specific regulatory information.

Conflict Minerals Declaration

Carestream continues to survey suppliers regarding their sourcing of certain “conflict minerals” (Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, Gold) that are mined or refined (via smelter) from sources located in Central Africa whose revenue could fund activities leading to human rights or environmental abuses. The responsible sourcing of minerals is an expectation in the Carestream Supplier Code of Conduct. Carestream’s Conflict Minerals Report has been assembled using the common industry format and is provided below.

Regulatory Information on Shipping

The information displayed on the Worksheets represents the dangerous goods packaging and documentation requirements for chemical transportation mode(s) and language(s) selected. Please be aware that for a material, modes of transport may differ in their regulatory compliance requirements.

DRYVIEW Equipment

Recycle Program for DRYVIEW Cartridges

This program provides an easy convenient way for users of DRYVIEW film cartridges to return them, shipping prepaid, for reuse and recycling. Eliminating film cartridge waste means cost savings for your facility.

GS1 Standards in Healthcare - Unique Device Identification (UDI)

Carestream endorses the use of the GS1 system of standards as a superior solution addressing all aspects of product identification, product barcoding, and electronic trading transactions. The use of GS1 standards is expected to drive complexity out of routine operations, improve operational efficiency, improve patient safety, and ensure compliance with key regulations. The Unique Device Identification (UDI) System as mandated by the FDA, assigns a unique identifier to medical devices and will create a common vocabulary for reporting, and enhance electronic tracking abilities.

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ISO 14001 Certification

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification

The company’s multi-site corporate ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is certified by TUV Rheinland, of North America, Inc.   These ISO standards are used to certify that company’s chemically intensive manufacturing operations are being managed according to acceptable management systems (documentation, training, records management, corrective action, preventative action, response to customer inquiries, management reviews, internal audits, environmental goals, etc.).

ISO 14001:2015 "Scope" Statement

The following statement represents how Carestream defines the physical and organizational boundaries to which the environmental management system applies: 

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Management System applies to all Carestream operations. There are, however three Carestream manufacturing operations in the United States that are chemically intensive and specifically included under the multi-site ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification. These operations include manufacturing  of Medical Solutions, Dental Media, Non-Destructive Testing Products, and Contract Manufacturing.  Distribution activities that support these operations are also included in the EMS focus.

Dental Lead Recycling Program

To locate a vendor that can properly manage and recycle the lead from the dental packets please check your telephone directory or perform an internet search using the following key words: "scrap metal recycling", "recycling", "lead recycling", "lead reclamation" or other similar text.  You can also contact your local municipality (Department of Solid Waste Management) or your local Dental Association for assistance