Pads tend to get sucked into toilet bowls due to negative pressure, resulting in clogged pipes and estimated plumbing repairs and room closures of $105,000.
A viable alternative
To Plastic-Backed Blue Pads
- As a disposable item, an 80 bed hospital calculated spending upwards of $13,000 per year for pads
- Disposal of pads adds $8,500 cost per year and creates 4.3 tons of landfill waste
We have a better solution
We have developed the Splashblocker®, an engineering barrier control which is readily available, affordable, environmentally friendly and easy to use.
A Chemical-Resistant, BPA-Free, Compliance-Driven, Novel Engineering Barrier Control The SPLASHBLOCKER® is easy to use and built to last.
Built to Last
Made from durable polycarbonate and has a life expectancy of one to two years.
Saves hospitals and healthcare facilities on product inventory as well as on disposal and landfill costs.
Easy to Use
Light-weight (less than 1.75 pounds) and its product handle can fit all hand sizes.
Better for the Environment
The SPLASHBLOCKER® is recyclable and it is made of a revolutionary, medical grade, chemical resistant, BPA-free copolyester.
“For over twenty years, NIOSH has been researching methods for reducing or eliminating exposure to HDs. Organizations such as ONS have adopted NIOSH guidelines into their own guidelines, and have included engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE). We know that PPE does not prevent environmental contamination and that HDs can be transferred throughout the healthcare facility.”
“The Splashblocker® is an engineering barrier control that protects workers from aerosols generated from flushing institutional toilets which may contain HDs and their metabolites, or infectious agents such as bacteria or viruses. As such, it joins other engineering controls such as biological safety cabinets and closed system transfer devices which are designed to protect the healthcare worker and environment.”
— Thomas Connor, PhD Retired Research Biologist, NIOSH, and Splashblocker Study Designer
“As oncology nurses, we’ve been concerned for decades about the risk of exposure to hazardous drugs (HDs) when flushing a toilet. We know what’s in excreta and there’s ample evidence to support this. While our guidelines have recommended covering the toilet with a disposable plastic-backed pad, we’ve never had scientific evidence to demonstrate efficacy, and there have been ongoing concerns regarding cost, environmental, and plumbing issues. We now have scientific evidence to demonstrate how the Splashblocker® significantly reduces exposure and environmental contamination.”
— Seth Eisenberg, RN, OCN, BMTCN
Member of Study Team
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