Healthcare workers these days need to be aware that the field they are in can possibly lead to exposure to potentially hazardous viruses such as HIV. A way this can happen is to be accidentally pricked with a needle from syringes, hypodermic needles and other type sharp medical objects. A way to avoid this potentially fatal mistake is to have effective ways for sharp disposal. We offer high quality and safe Sharp Disposal containers and accessories to ensure of proper disposals of possibly infected items to be part of your current disposal program.
STEPS TO FOLLOW WHILE DISPOSING OF SHARP NEEDLES:
- Immediately place used needles and other sharps in a sharps disposal container to reduce the risk of needle sticks, cuts or punctures from loose sharps.
- Use an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container if possible. If an FDA-cleared container is not available, some organizations and community guidelines recommend using a heavy-duty plastic household container as an alternative.
- DO make sure that if a household container is used, it has the basic features of a good disposal container.
- DO carry a portable sharps disposal container for travel.
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