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Sharps Container
Available in 1.4L, 3.2L or 8L size - BD Sharps Collector is your best choice to ensure a safe and secure location for all of your sharp, disposable waste. Using Sharps Disposal Container, you can safely dispose of your needles,...
from $49.99

Sharps disposal containers are specially designed containers into which used needles and other medical-waste sharps are discarded.

Sharp disposal refers to the safe and proper disposal of medical instruments and equipment that have sharp or pointed edges and can cause injury, such as needles, scalpels, lancets, and syringes. Sharp disposal is important for protecting healthcare workers and patients from the risk of injury and exposure to bloodborne pathogens, such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

The following are some guidelines for sharp disposal:

  • Use sharps containers: Sharps containers are designed specifically for the safe and secure disposal of sharps. They are usually made of rigid plastic and have a secure lid to prevent sharps from escaping or spilling.

  • Label the container: Sharps containers should be labeled with the word "Sharps" and a symbol, such as a skull and crossbones, to indicate that they contain hazardous materials.

  • Dispose of sharps promptly: Sharps should be placed in a sharps container as soon as they are used, and the container should be disposed of promptly when it is full.

  • Avoid overfilling: Sharps containers should not be overfilled, as this increases the risk of injury and makes it more difficult to close the lid securely.

  • Dispose of sharps containers properly: Sharps containers should be disposed of as hazardous waste, and should not be thrown in the regular trash, recycled, or incinerated.

  • Follow local regulations: The regulations for sharps disposal vary by location, and it's important to follow the guidelines set by local health authorities and waste management organizations.

Sharp disposal is an important aspect of infection control and patient safety, and it's important to follow proper procedures to minimize the risk of injury and exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

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